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White Water Safety and Rescue
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Introduction Part One: White Water Safety 1. Safety Principles 2. Reading White Water 3. Hazards 4. Planning a Descent 5. Skilful Paddling 6. Mental Preparation and Warm Up 7. Scouting Techniques 8. Assessing Risk 9. Organization 10. Communication 11. Leadership 12. Safety in Equipment Design Part Two: White Water Rescue 13. Basic Rescue Equipment 14. Swimmers, Boats and Paddles 15. Stoppers 16. Pins and Entrapments 17. Protecting a Rapid 18. Incident Management Part Three: Care of Victims 19. First Aid 20. Resuscitation 21. Moving Casualties 22. Post Traumatic Stress 23. Specialist Equipment 24. Rope Dynamics 25. Recoveries 26. Other Access Techniques Appendices A. Glossary of Terms B. Knots

About the Author

Franco Ferrero divides his work time between managing Pesda Press and freelance coaching. He is qualified as a BCU Level 5 Coach (Sea and Inland) and holds the Mountaineering Instructor Certificate. His passions are white water and sea kayaking, rock and ice climbing, and ski-mountaineering. He has paddled throughout the UK and in many parts of the world including Nepal, Scandinavia, the coast of Brittany in France, the European Alps, Peru and Western Canada.

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