All R3-France courses
R3-France run technical rescue training courses for white water, rivers and flood conditions as well as courses for raft and river guides.
Accredited by Rescue3 Europe and by the International Rafting Federation (IRF), our courses are destined for professional emergency services, white water companies (kayakers, raft guides, white water swimmers), and also for companies and local authorities whose staff may be subject to risks associated with water
R3-France run a wide range of training courses for Professional or Amateur white water users (kayakers, canoists, rafting, hydrospeed, stand-up paddlers, pack-rafters) to gain a better understanding of the specificities of the natural environment in which these activities take place and to enable rapid and effective intervention in the event of an incident.These courses also allow you to acquire internationally recognised certifications in the exercise of the profession of river guide, rafting guide.
All our courses are supervised by professional trainers, specialists in the particular environment of rivers and white water. Our trainers are certified by Rescue3 Europe and the IRF (International Rafting Federation). We travel all over France and supply all the necessary technical equipment.
R3-France is a training centre registered under the number 84730193073 with the prefect of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region (this registration does not constitute state approval). As such, our training courses can be financed by the various professional training funding organisations (AGEFICE, AGEFOS, etc.).
In addition, R3-France is DataDock listed: this private organisation lists training centres according to very precise criteria. This listing makes it easier for funding bodies to cover the cost of training.
All Rescue3 or IRF certifications are valid for 3 years and therefore need to be updated every 3 years.
Rescue3 certifications can be renewed either by completing a course at the same level as the initial course or by completing a higher level course. For example, WRT-Pro training can be renewed by attending WRT-A (Whitewater Safety Technician Advanced) training.
The IRF certifications are easily renewed by updating the IRF membership and by bringing proof of a professional activity in white water. However it is advised to participate in an IRF course every 4 years in order to update and improve one’s expertise.