A couple weekends ago my brother and I went to a three day class at Wet Planet to up our knowledge on safety and rescue situations. The class was well taught and I learned a ton of stuff that every paddler should know and now always feel much safer on the river. Prior to the class all I really knew about safety was how to through a throw bag. Now I'm confident with setting Z-drag systems, rescuing foot/body entrapment victims and many other useful rescue techniques while on the river. Hopefully there won't be many times when I have to use all this knowledge but I'm very glad to have it.