At Dead River Expeditions (DRE), all of our senior staff are certified in advanced first aid and are eligible to be trip leaders. Several of our staff members hold Emergency Medical Technician or Advanced EMT licenses as well as swift water rescue training. All are required to have current CPR and First Aid certifications at a minimum.
All of our gear is selected with safety and comfort in mind. We run state of the art, self-bailing rafts that are well-maintained. Customers wear Coast Guard approved, Class V whitewater PFDs (personal flotation device) with high flotation. We purchase new, padded helmets that exceed industry standard. Everyone is required to wear a helmet on DRE river trips.
Our staff is trained to provide an enjoyable, safe experience. We pride ourselves on our outstanding safety record.
As of the 2017 season DRE is the only company on the river to have an automated external defibrillator (AED) on the river for every trip.