Heading out on trail runs is why we are members of the EOTB and getting stuck is an inevitable part of that. This training day in two parts aims to ensure our members have proper knowledge of recovery techniques and to ensure that those members volunteering to lead trail events have the proper training to provide a positive experience for all in attendance.
These events are scheduled back-to-back, but are independent, and it isn’t necessary to stay for the trail leader course if you attend the extraction seminar.
The EOTB recovery seminar will cover the proper use of recovery equipment including:
- Tow Straps and Recovery Straps
- Snatch Blocks
- Air Bags
The session will cover applicable safety measures, discuss what to look for in a recovery situation and various techniques applicable to common equipment.
Trail Leader Course
The aim of the trail leader course is to provide knowledge and share some of the club’s collective experience with those individuals that volunteer to lead the group. Individuals completing the course should gain an understanding of the skills, knowledge and experience to be an effective leader on the trail.
The course will cover topics such as:
- Recovery Situations
- Incident and Emergency Management
- Vehicle Inspection
- Environmental Considerations
Taking the course alone does not make you a trail leader, but is an important step in the process.