The Canoe Cruisers Association, and other canoe and kayak clubs, have enviable safety records. It is the responsibility of every club member to maintain this high standard. These safety records go a long way in preventing passage of laws that could limit access to many canoeable waters in our region.
The CCA Safety Committee works with local agencies and organizations, such as the National Park Service, to provide information and safety education to the general public.
The Safety Committee provides training for safe river paddling. Safety training is an integral part of our general education program. Special safety clinics in river rescue, wilderness first aid, and trip coordinator's training are scheduled. The Safety Committee chairman is one of a handful of people in the United States qualified by the American Canoe Association to teach others to become certified safety instructors.
For more information about the Safety Committee's work, their River Safety classes or to make suggestions for their web pages contact the Safety Chairman.
Check the CCA Schedule of Classes. We offer canoe and kayak classes, and safety (Swiftwater Rescue) classes.
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