Learn from the Pros at the High Water Rescue Conference!

Given that flooding is one of the most common natural disasters in any part of the world, preparation is critical. The 2019 High Water Rescue Conference is among the many events that aim to keep emergency and rescue personnel up-to-date with the latest technology and practices in floodwater rescue and other calamities.

What is the 2019 High Water Rescue Conference?

RIVERSPORT Rapids is hosting the second annual High Water Rescue Conference, which is a floodwater rescue training conference. This three-day event will expose first responders to new and trusted techniques and procedures in water rescue. It will also refresh their knowledge of basic rescue skills. The conference will also feature nationally recognized floodwater rescue veterans. Check it out in Oklahoma City at RIVERSPORT Rapids on Aug. 21 – 23.

How to Get to the Conference?

RIVERSPORT Rapids is an outdoor adventure park and is the perfect place to have such a conference. Try out any one of the activities while you’re there for the event—all are great for the entire family. You can try:

  • Whitewater rafting
  • Sailing
  • Flatwater kayaking
  • Zip lines
  • Adventure courses

The RIVERSPORT is also an official US Olympic & Paralympics Training Site. Its whitewater and flatwater canoe/kayak and rowing facilities comply with the needs of Olympians, making it a top-tier destination.

If you are driving into the venue, RIVERSPORT Rapids is located in the Boathouse District of the city. It is south of downtown Oklahoma City and the Bricktown Entertainment District. Parking is available both in the Boathouse District, as well as in Lower Bricktown’s Land Run Monument Parking. The outdoor activity venue is also accessible by most public transportation serving the city.

Accommodations and Other Places to Explore

Oklahoma City is a great place to explore. The city offers a variety of attractions fit for every individual. This conference is not only for those interested floodwater rescue but also for nature lovers. It is also a great place to learn, explore, and eat. Oklahoma City also has a full calendar of activities for the summer.

These are some must-visit attractions in the area:

  • National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
  • Oklahoma Streetcar
  • Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge
  • Oklahoma Railway Museum
  • Oklahoma River Cruise

If you are looking for great accommodations, then you’ll be glad to know there are several new hotels in OKC. Some of the most recommended are:

  • The Hyatt Place Oklahoma City/Bricktown hotel – Located near the Chesapeake Energy Arena, the Bricktown Entertainment District, and the Oklahoma City University, this hotel caters to both families and business travelers. It features modern rooms found in most Hyatt hotels. These rooms come with many amenities including a 49-inches high-definition TV, Hyatt Grand beds, and a workspace. It also offers business services, meeting facilities, free breakfast for members, and free Internet access.
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Oklahoma City – This hotel is in proximity to the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum and other tourist attractions in the city. Its rooms have a flat-screen television, free Wi-Fi and coffeemakers, among others. The hotel also offers laundry services, a business center, and a fitness center.3
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