Boat Rescue (8 Hrs)
National Search and Rescue Secretariat approved Boat Rescue provides candidates lifesaving knowledge and rescue skills for those engaged in small craft activities (motorized and non-motorized). The Boat Rescue course is designed for those who are already skilled in handling their craft. Training emphasizes self-rescue techniques, recognition of emergencies, factors in rescue craft performance and proper emergency response procedures. Since boat rescue techniques vary considerably with the type of craft and the wind and weather conditions, the requirements of the award specify the type of victim, rather than the method of rescue.
Basic swimming, ability to complete the Lifesaving Society’s Swim To Survive Standard (roll into deep water, tread water for one minute, and swim 50 meters) with appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPEand craft-handling skills is required. A Pleasure Craft Operator(PCO) card may be required.
Class Ratio: 1:12
Boat Rescue for First Responders (16 Hrs)
National Search and Rescue Secretariat approved Boat Rescue for First Responders program prepares rescuers to play a leadership role in a boating emergency. Candidates acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to prevent and respond to boat-assisted and boat-based rescues. This boating course is compliant with the NFPA 1670 Standard for Operations in open water rescue incidents.
Candidates are encouraged to bring their own motorized watercraft in which to practice. It is recommended training for those working in resource management, emergency response or the outdoor industry.
18 years old, current Standard First Aid (AEC or Lifesaving Standard First Aid recommended), ability to complete the Swim To Survive Standard (roll into deep water, tread water for one minute, and swim 50 meters), a Pleasure Craft Operator (PCO) card and basic boat handling skills.
Class Ratio: 1:12