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
- 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.
Language of Article: English
Keywords: safety, avalanche awareness, education courses
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