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Education in providing assistance to the injured and education in water rescue

Employees of the Public Institute of Krka National Park took a course for rescue from wild waters from 25 to 29 May 2020, as a part of a broader project entitled Unknown Krka: hidden treasures in the upper and middle court of the Krka River

(KK, co-financed in the Operative programme Competitiveness and Cohesion 2014 – 2020.

The course was held on the Krka River, at the Roški slap waterfall, according to the method of Rescue 3 SRT and standards of the International Rescue 3. Ten participants of the Public Institute of Krka National Park successfully completed the course for rescue technicians on fast waters.

The course was organised and conducted in controlled conditions by the Croatian Mountain Rescue Service instructors: Ivan Šafradin, Toni Poljak and Rene Tonkli, who presented many years of experience in rescue operations on fast waters and showed a high level of knowledge and skills.

During the course, participants, in addition to the theoretical part, had the opportunity to practice swimming techniques and identify hazards on the water such as siphons, various natural obstacles and strainers.

Theoretical lectures were held on the basic principles of rescue by topics: personal equipment, group equipment, standards, rescue philosophy, rescue zones, communication, rescue rules, hydrology, ropes and rope systems.

In the practical part, in the water itself, the exercises consisted of: "V", "Y" and vector pulling, swimming over obstacles on the water, system for pulling out a stuck vessel, system for pulling out stuck people, diagonal diameters, etc.

For the final exercise and the application of the acquired knowledge, the participants, together with the instructors, performed an exercise of pulling out a tree, stuck on a wooden bridge at Roški slap waterfall.

An intensive two-day course with a comprehensive approach to the knowledge and skills of caring for the injured was also conducted, intended for first aid providers.

ITLS International Trauma Life Support Program (ITLS is a non-profit global organization dedicated to the prevention of death and disability due to trauma. They achieve their goals by educating people involved in emergency care for the injured.)

You can watch a video of an education here.