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Cascade Safety Institute has been providing up to date, high impact, river rescue and first aid instruction for over 10 years on the Payette River. With a vast experience base we teach realistic, effective river rescue tailored to all experience levels and needs. We teach NFPA certified course for swift water rescue and technical rope rescue.

7050 Highway 55
Horseshoe Bend, ID 83629
800.292.7238

Tom Long began kayaking in the ocean as a teenager in California. Years of expedition kayaking, kayak instruction, and mountaineering experience later Tom had 3 children all boys. The boys grew up kayaking and rafting every weekend until the decision came to move to Boise, ID to start a kayak school and raft company on the Payette River. As the boys grew up on the banks of the Payette they acquired a unique river based skill set for river rescue that emphasized speed, and a "hands on" approach to river rescue. Now the agency instructors for Rescue 3 Chile, Instructor Trainers, and the only rescue instructors in the state of Idaho certified to teach the new RRC courses the Long families combined experience both teach and performing river rescue is without equal in Idaho!
iLooking for NFPA certification for water and rope rescue?
They used that experience to design a river rescue curriculum that is adaptable for a variety of skill levels. In 2009 they formalized a relationship with Rescue 3 International to provide NFPA approved swift-water rescue and currently teach tailored river rescue classes on the Payette River in Idaho and on the Rio Trancura in Pucon Chile in conjunction with their rafting company and kayak school. We are the only
Just a recreational boater looking for river rescue instruction?
lDo you or your office need a custom CPR/AED/First Aid?
In need of first aid for a wilderness application?
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