Item: Avalanche education and courses for operational personnel
Title: Avalanche education and courses for operational personnel
Proceedings: Proceedings of the 1980 International Snow Science Workshop, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Authors: Peter Schaerer, National Research Council of Canada, Vancouver, B.C.
Abstract: Education in avalanche safety is available through numerous programs, using a variety of means which differ by the extent of information covered. All programs, however, have in common three major components: recognition of safe or unsafe terrain and snow conditions; safety measures; and action to be taken in case of accidents. In this paper, the various means of education are summarized and the courses for operational personnel in Canada are described.
Keywords: safety, avalanche awareness, education courses
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