This 24 hour operations program is delivered on the PWC platform in static and or dynamic water, up to class 2 whitewater. During the course, students learn the fundamentals of hydrology and how it relates to PWC operation, design, and construction of the vessel. Other skills covered are pre-trip, post trip operation and maintenance of PWC, SAR theory and techniques utilizing the PWC, self-rescue and victim recovery strategy and techniques. Utilizing PWC’s with and without rescue boards, students will get 2.5 days of hands on skills development evolutions, emphasizing: use and avoidance of hydraulics, ferrying various current flows, towing, docking, pacing and crew transfer, self-recovery, victim pickup, recovery sequences, throw bagging from a PWC, and deploying a rescue swimmer from a PWC. GPS theory and uses in PWC operations will be included, challenging newly developed PWC operations skills and integrating local and national GPS standards into completing a victim recovery scenario. Students will receive a Certificate of Completion for PWC Rescue Operations and the Intrepid Maritime PWC Position Task book. This course meets NFPA 1006 and 1670 standards, as well as CA OSFM PWC Rescue Operations F-Step program.
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.