The Belize Disaster and Rescue Response Team (BDARRT), will be conducting a three (3) days training for its junior members and for those interested in the training, as an introductory to water safety and rescue. This training is also being conducted as a refresher that will prepare the team for the upcoming Ruta Maya River Challenge from February 19-21, 2010. The training will be conducted at the Banana Bank Lodge.

This training is free of cost, however, individuals are expected to provide their own gears and food. A list of which is included below.

Gear List (each person is responsible for his/her own equipments):
1. Personal Equipment
Clothing: must include warm clothes, enough socks, long pants and t-shirts etc.
Toiletries: soap, toilet paper, toothbrush, toothpaste, sanitary napkins etc.
Bug spray
Well threaded tennis/ hiking boots/ sandals
Pen, pencil, notepad
Personal first aid/ medications: pain killers, antibiotics, cholesterol meds, eye drops, insulin, etc.

2. Camping gear
Light food/snacks; cookies, snickers, ramen etc
Sleeping bags, sheets
Tents, hammocks etc
Utensils: S/P/F/ Spoon, Fork, Plate; cup, dish, pot, stove etc

3. Working gear
Three (3) sources of light; headlamp, flashlight etc
Large garbage bags
Knife and/or machete

Those that interested to attend but does not have the equipments listed above, can rent the equipments. Call Hilario Ical at 661-8634 or by email at if any is interested. Deadline is February 17, 2010.

Thank you
Hilario Ical
University Of Belize
Central Campus