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Classroom Based Learning Objectives:

  • Types of rescue craft
  • Types of propulsion
  • Designs and boat specialties
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Safety concerns
  • Crew function
  • Rescue sequence
  • Egress classifications
  • Surface water classifications
  • Crew and boat equipment
  • Hydrology of moving water
  • Underway navigation and signals

In-Water Training Objectives:

  • Pre-launch and trailering
  • Driving skills
  • 90° turns underway
  • Figure 8’s
  • Ferrys
  • J turns/S turns
  • Quick stops
  • Alongside rescues
  • Deployed rope systems
  • Strong swimmer deployment
  • Victim tow
  • Paddle assist
  • Capsize/recovery pre and post procedures
  • Basic maintenance

Experiential Training Objectives:

  • Optimum crew configurations for various water craft
  • Performance variances between water craft design
  • Crew roles and responsibilities
  • Minimum single water craft crew configurations for various tasks/crafts
  • Limitations of various watercraft and motor combinations
  • Minimum boat crew deployment for various jobs

Training Centers

Muscatatuck Urban Training Center

Guardian Center, Perry Georgia

New River Gorge National River

Gauley River National Recreation

What to Expect upon Arrival to Class

  • You will be given a contact cell number for Course Lead
  • You should expect to have a personal vehicle and that it may need to participate in shuttles to and from access points.
  • Instructional staff will coordinate a community fund collected from students to pay for on-site lunches for the duration of the course. This is usually about $7.00 per man per day for cold cut lunches and staff will pack and restock as needed over duration of course.
  • Wetsuits can be rented upon arrival but you need to make instructional staff aware upon booking course.
  • Make staff aware of any medical needs specific to you prior to day one.

Area Accommodations by Course Venue

Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, Sevierville, Indiana

Guardian Center, Perry Georgia​

New River Gorge National River