Tren Long started his life out in the water. The youngest of 3 brothers he grew up slalom racing eventually representing the USA across the world. When he was not racing, he spent all his time at the family rafting company on the Payette River working as a safety kayaker. The years spent honing his skill and abilities shepherding hundreds of rafting trips instilled a love for swiftwater rescue and a very hands-on approach. Through the years with his brothers, he had dozens of live rescues from working with the volunteer ambulance services in the area and having a working relationship with the local fire and rescue services. The experience and passion for rescue shine through in all his classes. As an Instructor Trainer for Rescue 3, Tren teaches Swiftwater Rescue, Technical Rope Rescue, PWC Rescue (both surf and river), and is the agency instructor for Chile. You can find Tren teaching in Idaho and the western U.S. March through October and in Chile from November through February.