2017 Student NCRC National Seminar

Redmond, Oregon
Saturday, June 17, 2017
2017 Student NCRC National Seminar
Saturday, June 17, 2017 - Saturday, June 24, 2017

Deschutes County Fairgrounds Expo Center
3800 SW Airport Way
Redmond, Oregon 97756
United States

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Hosted by Oregon High Desert Grotto
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Seminar Cost $675.00

Cost includes:  8 Nights Lodging, Training, and Meal Plan for the duration of the seminar.

Note: Additional items may be required to attend the seminar.

25% cancellation fee after May 1st, 2017
No refunds after May 15, 2017
Late Fee will apply to any registrations not paid in full by May 1st, 2017.


White Nose Policy for the 2017 Seminar.


For those traveling from White Nose affected areas or have caved in those areas with your gear you must decontaminate your gear upon arriving prior to going into the caves.    Boots worn in WNS caves will not be allowed inside Oregon caves, even if deconned.  Plan to bring boots never worn inside a WNS cave.  The same applies to cave suits.

Decontamination procedures listed from the USDA National Forest will be used.

This policy may be updated prior to the event.  White Nose is fairly new to the Pacific Northwest and policy is evolving!

https://www.whitenosesyndrome.org/sites/default/files/resource/national_wns_decon_protocol_04.12.2016.pdf 

Also, here is a new training video link for WNS decontamination.  This is a USFS video, and applies nationwide.  We ask you to watch it.  The good news is that most of the caves we will train in are in one "decon cluster," so we will not have to decon between most caves.  Just make sure you arrive with all clean gear and boots that have never been in a WNS cave.  The seminar plans to have the hot water soak treatment available so we will not have to use chemicals.  See video for details.

http://www.cave-research.org/WNS/WNS_Full_HighQuality.wmv 

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About the Seminar

 This seminar consists of extensive classroom instruction and fieldwork in all phases of cave rescue including underground environment, vertical rescue, hauling systems, extrication techniques, medical management, communication systems, and the organization and management of cave rescue operations. Basic and advanced course material is presented for students who typically include cavers, land management agency personnel, emergency services personnel, and emergency managers.

 The seminar provides approximately 100 hours of instruction over eight days. Its classes are physically strenuous and participants must be in good physical health. Students should be prepared to work in difficult situations, both above and below ground.

 NCRC requires participants in its seminars to possess certain skills as prerequisites. Each student must demonstrate his or her ability to ascend (on rope), change over, rappel part way down, tie off their descender, then rappel safely to the ground as part of initial check-in skills. Students must also demonstrate proficiency with the basic knots and hitches used in cave rescue. Students in Levels 2 and 3 will additionally be required to demonstrate retention of key skills learned in previous levels as a prerequisite for participation in the next level. Those lacking the necessary skills will have the option to withdraw from the course or repeat a previous level. Information on specific prerequisites will be provided upon registration, or may be found on the NCRC website.   http://www.caves.org/commission/ncrc/national/NCRC_Student_Area/ncrc_student_resources.htm

 Participants must review and sign a liability waiver during on-site registration. (Persons under the age of 18 may be permitted to participate in the course, but must contact the registrar prior to registration concerning specific rules and restrictions.)

Aviation Component
It is possible we will have aviation resources to deploy a few student hasty teams to some of the mock mission sites on the last day.  These arrangement are being made with local air ambulances.  If confirmed, you will be asked to complete an on-line aviation safety course (A-100) as a pre-requisite to being able to fly.  This link will be posted as soon as this resource is confirmed.  This will be an optional participation for the first wave of responders at the mock.  Another reason not to miss this year's seminar!!

 

Contact Information

Payment Instructions

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    Make checks for TOTAL payable to: NCRC National Seminar 

    To pay by check you must contact us so we can allow the registration system to let you register.
    Contact ncrc@cavetopia.com or 303-880-3168 
     

    No personal checks accepted after May 1, 2017
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