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Dutchboy
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« on: January 20, 2008, 03:10:06 AM »

I have tried to contact the local avalance center but I get no response. They may be busy. But does anyone have any good material and/or videos to use for a avalanche safety(awareness) briefing?
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sardak
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« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2008, 02:18:17 PM »

The Mountain Rescue Association has two publications:
Basic avalanche awareness and safety:
http://www.mra.org/training/Avalanche_2004.pdf

Avalanche SAR Operations
http://www.mra.org/training/Avalanche_R2004.pdf

Steve Achelis with the Salt Lake Co. Sheriff's SAR Team and ski patroller has a website with avalanche safety information and an extensive, objective, comparison of avalanche beacons:
http://www.beaconreviews.com/transceivers/

Since you're in Utah, contact the MRA teams in Utah for more information.  Here is the contact list:
http://www.mra.org/teams/inter-mountain.php

Backcountry Access, an avalanche beacon manufacturer, has a number of handouts and presentations, some for download, some you have to order:
http://www.backcountryaccess.com/english/education/teaching.php

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center education page has information on avalanches, not hockey ::):
http://avalanche.state.co.us/Education/

Mike
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PHall
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« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2008, 03:23:44 PM »

Well, there is one very easy to remember rule.

STAY OUT OF THE CLOSED AREAS!!!

The vast majority of people caught in avalanches were skiing/boarding in closed areas.
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mikeylikey
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« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2008, 03:59:53 PM »

I have tried to contact the local avalanche center but I get no response.

hahahha....it's because they are sitting under an avalanche.  I just read an article about a Colorado Avalanche center that actually sat in an avalanche area, and was buried 3 times by avalanches.  How messed up is that?!?!
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RiverAux
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« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2008, 04:24:38 PM »

Reduces travel time for training exercises  >:D
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mynetdude
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« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2008, 09:20:41 PM »

Reduces travel time for training exercises  >:D

LOL I had to lol at this!
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