US&R Boat Operator Course
This 24 hour operations program is delivered on the IRB platform in static and dynamic water, up to class 3 whitewater. During the course, students learn the fundamentals of hydrology and how it relates to boat operation, design, and construction. Other skills covered are operation and maintenance of inflatable boats and outboard engines, SAR theory and techniques utilizing the IRB, and self rescue and victim recovery strategy and techniques. Using both paddles and outboard engines, students will get 2.5 days of hands on skills development evolutions, emphasizing: use and avoidance of hydraulics, ferrying and pinning drills in various current flows, towing, docking, pacing and crew transfer, self recovery and victim pickup and recovery sequences, throwbagging from an IRB, and deploying a rescue swimmer from an IRB.
Students will receive the Intrepid Maritime US&R Rescue Boat Operations certificate and completed taskbook and FEMA US&R team members will be able to get their US&R boat operations taskbook for IRB and Jon Boat completed during this course as well.
Prerequisites: DBAW Safe Boater Certification and Swiftwater Rescue Certificate *Please contact our instructors with prereq questions prior to registering*
* Live Bait Type V PFD w/ whistle and knife
* Wetsuit or Drysuit
* Water Shoes
Course will be confirmed once the minimum class roster of 12 students is met.
Refund Policy: Full refund is available if canceling more than 30 days before the course. Cancellations made within 30 days of the course will receive a 75% credit towards a future course. Cancellations made within 15 days or more before the course will receive a 50% credit toward a future course. No credits will be issued for cancellations made fewer than 14 days of the first day of the course. Credits are good for 1 calendar year, no exceptions. Any cancellations must be received via written notice and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Cancellations made outside of the 30 day window will be given a full refund or full credit transferable to a future training with Intrepid Maritime.