La Storia di K38 Italia – The Story of K38 Italy

La Storia di K38 Italia – The Story of K38 Italy

1999-2023 24 Years of Excellence

Mr. Fabio Annigoni is responsible for bringing the first Rescue Water Craft program to Europe in 1999. He formulated the first professional accreditation courses.

Fabio is a friend to all professional RWC coxswains. He revolutionized lifesaving in Italy through his efforts, sacrifices and dedication. He is a legacy instructor. He is instrumental in the development of Personal Water Craft event safety training and providing Course Marshal expertise.

Countries he was instrumental in developing Rescue Water Craft programs are the following:
1. Italy
2. Poland
3. Russia
4. Switzerland
5. Germany
Fabio also created the first European RWC Safety Summit and was instrumental in bringing in the first TAD (Towable Aquaplane Device, referred to as a ‘rescue board’) and getting certification for the TAD so public safety agencies in Europe could professionally develop their rescue boat skills.

Through his K38 efforts worldwide he has saved hundreds of lives and his students have contributed to even more lives saved. They are the success of K38 Italia.

In 2023, Fabio continues to professionally develop the program he started. He is training the next generation of instructors who will continue to hold the line of competency and lifesaving.

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Fabio Annigoni

In the beginning:
1999-2023 24 Anni di Eccellenza

Il Sig. Fabio Annigoni è responsabile di portare il primo programma Rescue Water Craft in Europa nel 1999. Ha formulato i primi corsi di accreditamento professionale.

Fabio è amico di tutti i timonieri professionisti della RWC. Ha rivoluzionato il salvataggio in Italia attraverso i suoi sforzi, sacrifici e dedizione. È un istruttore ereditario. È determinante nello sviluppo della formazione sulla sicurezza degli eventi di Personal Water Craft e nella fornitura di competenze di Course Marshal.

I paesi in cui è stato determinante nello sviluppo dei programmi Rescue Water Craft sono i seguenti:

1. Italia
2. Polonia
3. Russia
4. Svizzera
5. Germania

Fabio ha anche creato il primo European RWC Safety Summit ed è stato determinante nel portare il primo TAD (Towable Aquaplane Device, denominato "tavola di salvataggio") e nell'ottenere la certificazione per il TAD in modo che le agenzie di pubblica sicurezza in Europa potessero sviluppare professionalmente la loro imbarcazione di salvataggio competenze.

Attraverso i suoi sforzi K38 in tutto il mondo ha salvato centinaia di vite e i suoi studenti hanno contribuito a salvarne ancora di più. Sono il successo di K38 Italia.

Nel 2023, Fabio continua a sviluppare professionalmente il programma che ha iniziato. Sta formando la prossima generazione di istruttori che continueranno a mantenere la linea della competenza e del salvataggio.

All'inizio:

Nel 1999 il pilota genovese di moto d'acqua Fabio Annigoni, si reco' a Lake Havasu City (Arizona-USA) per assistere alla finale di Campionato del mondo di moto d'acqua. Noto' che a fare assistenza nel circuito c'era una moto d'acqua con una speciale barella fissata posteriormente. Si reco' subito a chiedere informazioni riguardo questo speciale mezzo di soccorso a Shawn Alladioistruttrice e fondatrice del K38, una societa' di salvataggio che da anni opera negli USA.

Shawn gli spiego' che questo sistema era usato con successo anche in situazioni di pericolo estremo, sia in mareggiate, nei fiumi in piena e nei laghi di tutti gli USA. Annigoni, gia' in possesso della licenza di pilota, venne allora informato che, visto il suo interesse in questo campo, avrebbe potuto prendere parte ad un corso di salvataggio che da li' a poco si sarebbe tenuto ad Half Moon Bay (California). Qui pote' constatare l'efficienza di questo mezzo di soccorso (Rescue Boat: moto d'acqua con barella) con onde di diversi metri!

Tornato in Italia entusiasta, si rese conto della necessita' di introdurre questo sistema anche in Italia. Da quel momento infatti diede inizio alla promozione della "moto d'acqua da salvamento" presentandola, con grande successo, in diverse Fiere e saloni nautici (Rimini, Carrara, Genova) con l'appoggio della Federazione Italiana Motonautica. Ad Aprile 2000, prese parte ad un Summit mondiale del salvataggio in acqua svoltosi a Las Vegas, dove l'istruttrice e ormai amica Shawn Alladio, lo istrui' anche in fiume e in lago, avviandolo alla qualifica di Istruttore. Dopo diversi stage formativi, dal 2004 Fabio Annigoni e' istruttore della K38 USA e dal 2006 autorizzato come formatore per istruttori e operatori per la K38 International.

L'aquabike da salvamento a volte, fa apparire mezzi di soccorso quali gommoni, lancette o pattini, obsoleti ed inadeguati nei confronti di una natura sempre piu' violenta e difficilmente controllabile. Un gommone o una lancetta, poco possono nei confronti di correnti forti o onde di diversi metri, che impossibilitano gli stessi ad un uscita e un rientro in sicurezza. Dal canto suo l'elicottero, utilizzato per i recuperi piu' estremi, non sempre e' disponibile, e quando lo e', rimane comunque un sistema di salvataggio che implica difficolta' operative e ingenti costi. Naturalmente elemento essenziale per l'utilizzo delle aquabike nel salvamento e' la formazione specifica degli operatori, che si troveranno a condurre un mezzo totalmente differente dalla normale moto d'acqua, rendendo inadeguata a questo scopo particolare la normale patente nautica fino ad ora richiesta di legge.

Bisogna paragonare i mezzi di soccorso ad una cassetta degli attrezzi. Ogni attrezzo ha la sua funzione specifica: questo deve essere anche per i mezzi di salvataggio. Maggiore e' la scelta degli attrezzi, piu' mirata sara' la soluzione al problema. La moto d'acqua non e' la soluzione per tutto, ma e' sicuramente un tassello di rilievo nel mosaico del salvamento.

In 1999 the Genoese jet ski pilot Fabio Annigoni went to Lake Havasu City (Arizona-USA) to attend the final of the jet ski world championship. He noticed that a jet ski with a special stretcher fixed to the rear was assisting in the circuit. He immediately went to ask Shawn Alladio, instructor and founder of K38, a rescue company that has been operating in the USA for years, for information about this special rescue vehicle.

Shawn explained to him that this system was used successfully even in situations of extreme danger, both in storm surges, in swollen rivers and in lakes all over the USA. Annigoni, already in possession of a pilot's license, was then informed that, given his interest in this field, he could take part in a rescue course which would soon be held in Half Moon Bay (California ). Here he was able to see the efficiency of this rescue boat (Rescue Boat: jet ski with stretcher) with waves of several metres!
Back in Italy enthusiastic, he realized the need to introduce this system in Italy too. From that moment, in fact, he began the promotion of the "rescue jet ski" by presenting it, with great success, in various boat shows and exhibitions (Rimini, Carrara, Genoa) with the support of the Italian Powerboat Federation. In April 2000, he took part in a World Water Rescue Summit held in Las Vegas, where instructor and now friend Shawn Alladio, also instructed him in rivers and lakes, starting him up as an Instructor. After several training internships, since 2004 Fabio Annigoni has been an instructor of the K38 USA and since 2006 authorized as a trainer for instructors and operators for the K38 International.

The rescue aquabike sometimes makes rescue means such as dinghies, pointers or skates appear obsolete and inadequate in relation to an increasingly violent and difficult to control nature. A dinghy or a dinghy can do little against strong currents or waves of several metres, which make it impossible for them to exit and return safely. For its part, the helicopter, used for the most extreme recoveries, is not always available, and when it is, it is still a rescue system that involves operational difficulties and huge costs. Of course, an essential element for the use of aquabikes in lifesaving is the specific training of the operators, who will find themselves driving a vehicle that is totally different from the normal jet ski, making the normal nautical license hitherto required for this particular purpose inadequate. law.

Emergency vehicles must be compared to a toolbox. Each tool has its specific function: this must also be the case for life-saving equipment. The greater the choice of tools, the more targeted the solution to the problem will be. The jet ski is not the solution for everything, but it is certainly an important piece in the rescue mosaic.

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Posted: March 7, 2023

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K38 Poland in 2023

K38 POLAND in 2023
Wraz z uczestnikami rajdu Płyniemy Polsko rozpoczęliśmy sezon motorowodny 2023.

K38 Poland

Płyniemy Polsko
Praca z przyczepą, wodowanie jednostki w przygodnym terenie, to również element naszych szkoleń. Ta umiejetność również wymaga przygotowania i przećwiczenia aby przebiegała szybko i sprawnie bez zbędnych komplikacji. Na terenie działania OSP Choczewo brak jest portów i przystani oraz slipów, a wodowanie jednostki zawsze wykonywane jest z brzegu.

Working with a trailer, watering the unit in an adventurous terrain is also an element of our training. This skill also requires preparation and practice so that it runs fast and efficiently without unnecessary complications. In the area of OSP Choczewo there are no ports and harbors and slips, and the watering of the unit is always done from the shore.

ospchoczewo

Dekontaminacja RWC oraz PPE, to stały element pracy na lądzie, po pracy na wodzie. To nie tylko trwałość i żywotność sprzętu ale też nasza higiena i nasze zdrowie.

Decontamination of RWC and PPE is a permanent part of working on land, after working on water. It’s not only the durability and durability of the equipment but also our hygiene and our health.

We will be updating you as we get on the water to train!

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Available Course from K38 Japan in Okinawa Prefecture

Fire Department Marine Unit Training

K38JAPANは沖縄県にて水上オートバイのレスキュー講習会と過去に受講された方対象に更新講習会を実施致します。更新講習会は過去に全国で受講された方々が対象となります。新規で受講者希望の方々は3/23〜25日
更新講習会は3/26日
更新講習会希望者の方々は23日からアシスタント研修として受講可能です。
詳しくはご連絡ください。

Rescue water craft training


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K38JAPAN will hold a personal watercraft rescue workshop in Okinawa Prefecture and a refresher workshop for those who have taken the course in the past. The refresher course is open to those who have taken the course nationwide in the past. March 23rd to 25th for new applicants
Renewal course is March 26th
Those who wish to update the seminar can attend as an assistant training from the 23rd.
Please contact us for details.

For more information
名前:岸 浩明(Hiroaki Kishi)
電話:011-788-6251
住所:日本、北海道札幌市東区北25条東21丁目4−22
Eメール:k38kishi@gmail.com
Name: Hiroaki Kishi
Phone: 011-788-6251
Address: 4-22, Kita 25-jo Higashi 21-chome, Higashi-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
E-mail: k38kishi@gmail.com

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Posted: March 8, 2023

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K38 Content Creator of Rescue Water Craft and Personal Water Craft boating international education, jobsite safety and standards: Shawn is the world’s foremost authority and leading subject matter expert. She cares most about her community and the culture surrounding the safety of event service providers, Public Safety Agencies, Military and Rescue Water Craft operators. Dedicated towards protecting their reputation, distributing safety information and continuing to train these amazing individuals to the highest standards of care and competency

2023 K38 Japan Annual Instructor Conference

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K38JAPAN ANNUAL INSTRUCTOR MEETING
The annual K38 instructor meeting will be held in Hokkaido in October, 2023. This is an invitational conference that is held each year to increase program efficiency and client outreach.
K38 Japanese Instructors will be gathering in the northernmost prefecture of Japan. Our annual conference is a vital to our continued K38 leadership, community and teamwork.
Japanese instructors will be discussing the new K38 standards that will be implemented in 2024, training methods, equipment updates and the recertification process for current k38 certificate holders.
K38 Japan introduced Rescue Water Craft training into the country with support from Mari back in 2010. They are legacy partners along with JPBOT for raising the standard of operation and personnel safety and care most about service to their respective communities.
K38 Japan has enjoyed an incredible instructor cadre over the years, comprised of Japan’s greatest RWC boating talent.
Host agency; Hokkaido Water Safety Association.

For more information
名前:岸 浩明(Hiroaki Kishi)
電話:011-788-6251
住所:日本、北海道札幌市東区北25条東21丁目4−22
Eメール:k38kishi@gmail.com
Name: Hiroaki Kishi
Phone: 011-788-6251
Address: 4-22, Kita 25-jo Higashi 21-chome, Higashi-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
E-mail: k38kishi@gmail.com

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Posted: March 8, 2023

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K38 Content Creator of Rescue Water Craft and Personal Water Craft boating international education, jobsite safety and standards: Shawn is the world’s foremost authority and leading subject matter expert. She cares most about her community and the culture surrounding the safety of event service providers, Public Safety Agencies, Military and Rescue Water Craft operators. Dedicated towards protecting their reputation, distributing safety information and continuing to train these amazing individuals to the highest standards of care and competency

BE READY AND STAY STEADY

SELECTION

DO NOT GIVE DISASTER YOUR AUDIENCE
You may have the concept of what you are doing operationally, but it may not have been tested. This is why audits provide value and insight needed for refinement and correction.

Folks who garnered professional behaviors invested time to evolve. You don’t want to move from a beginning and pretend you arrived at the expert level in a fast succession of one or two training sessions.

You may not know where you are in the spectrum of proficiency. And you have the will to change this by volition. Do not aim for learning during an incident. Go to the scene armored up and functional.

You plan out your effort by mapping patterns that begin at the baseline, the knowledge base. You migrate from knowing your equipment. Being able to repair and replace your Personal Protective Equipment. Mastery of the operations of your vessel.

Comprehension of water and wind dynamics, geomorphic terrain, elevation and physics.

Then you know how to read the warning signals of damage, impending problems and troubleshoot the future results, which could be any minute. And finally, you know enough to repair your vessel, inspect and audit its performance. Maintain records and stay in step with the currency demands of change.

When you get that nailed, you can move onto working with humans in distress. Extract, assist or recover them in calm to dynamic situation, day and night. Properly kitted up. Not pretending you can do this.

If you don’t know these things you are virtually a probable predator, pretending you are operating in a fantasy of expertise.

Trust me, what lurks in that arena, will put you in death, hospital or lawsuit, ruin your reputation, or your agency.

Don’t permit this to become you. And do not trust a person who is reckless, beware.

Do not listen to anyone who tells you otherwise. You need truth to proceed. Your reputation and life are too precious to be destroyed by an emotional distraction.

It’s call deception.

K38 does not want any of you to experience failure, only the greatest measure of success through acquiring expertise.

You got this! Be fearless in your inventory and your actions will follow suit.

Your success is measured by your determination and will. We need good people like you.

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Posted: March 7. 2-23

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K38 Content Creator of Rescue Water Craft and Personal Water Craft boating international education, jobsite safety and standards: Shawn is the world’s foremost authority and leading subject matter expert. She cares most about her community and the culture surrounding the safety of event service providers, Public Safety Agencies, Military and Rescue Water Craft operators. Dedicated towards protecting their reputation, distributing safety information and continuing to train these amazing individuals to the highest standards of care and competency

K38 Stage 3 Course Now Available in Okinawa

Fire Department Marine Unit Training

K38 JAPAN RESCUE WATER CRAFT COURSE
Dates: March 23-26, 2023
Stages: 1, 2, 3 & Recertification
Host Agency: Okinawa Fire Department
Location: Okinawa City, Okinawa, Japan

K38 JAPAN RESCUE WATER CRAFT COURSE
Dates: March 23-26, 2023
Stages: 1, 2, 3 & Recertification
Host Agency: Hokkaido Water Safety Association
Location: Okinawa City, Okinawa, Japan
Stage 3 - Level III - Technical
Course ID: #K38-RWC-213-3
Hours: 24
Certificate stream of technical applications of completion of the principles, standards and risks as applied to the course modules, goals and tasks. The third level of student development. The third Level of instructor development. Focuses include basic workplace safety, simple response protocols. Content applying risk management, task analysis, situational awareness, planning, hazard awareness and avoidance and personal survival. Compound workplace safety functions and Low, Moderate and High risk, compound (multiple) rescue responses

Certificate Title: Certificate of Operations
a) Working in Low to High-Risk Environments. (Yellow)
b) With Risk Level 3 mandates assessment and tasks.

Instructor: Mr. Hiroaki Kishi
For more information - Contact: K38Kishi@gmail.com

Stage 3 - Level III - Technical

Course ID: #K38-RWC-213-3
Hours: 24
Certificate stream of technical applications of completion of the principles, standards and risks as applied to the course modules, goals and tasks. The third level of student development. The third Level of instructor development. Focuses include basic workplace safety, simple response protocols. Content applying risk management, task analysis, situational awareness, planning, hazard awareness and avoidance and personal survival. Compound workplace safety functions and Low, Moderate and High risk, compound (multiple) rescue responses

Certificate Title: Certificate of Operations
a) Working in Low to High-Risk Environments. (Yellow)
b) With Risk Level 3 mandates assessment and tasks.

Instructor: Mr. Hiroaki Kishi
For more information

名前:岸 浩明(Hiroaki Kishi)
電話:011-788-6251

住所:日本、北海道札幌市東区北25条東21丁目4−22

Eメール:k38kishi@gmail.com

Name: Hiroaki Kishi
Phone: 011-788-6251

Address: 4-22, Kita 25-jo Higashi 21-chome, Higashi-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan

E-mail: k38kishi@gmail.com

k38 Japan Facebook

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Posted: March 7, 2023

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K38 Content Creator of Rescue Water Craft and Personal Water Craft boating international education, jobsite safety and standards: Shawn is the world’s foremost authority and leading subject matter expert. She cares most about her community and the culture surrounding the safety of event service providers, Public Safety Agencies, Military and Rescue Water Craft operators. Dedicated towards protecting their reputation, distributing safety information and continuing to train these amazing individuals to the highest standards of care and competency

K38 Stage 3 Now Course Available in Washington

Fire Department Marine Unit Training

K38 USA RESCUE WATER CRAFT COURSE
Dates: March 17-19, 2023
Stages 1, 2, 3 & Recertification
Location: Seaview, Washington
Stage 3 - Level III - Technical

Course ID: #K38-RWC-213-3

Hours: 24
Certificate stream of technical applications of completion of the principles, standards and risks as applied to the course modules, goals and tasks. The third level of student development. The third Level of instructor development. Focuses include basic workplace safety, simple response protocols. Content applying risk management, task analysis, situational awareness, planning, hazard awareness and avoidance and personal survival. Compound workplace safety functions and Low, Moderate and High risk, compound (multiple) rescue responses

Certificate Title: Certificate of Operations
c) Working in Low to High-Risk Environments. (Yellow)
d) With Risk Level 3 mandates assessment and tasks.

Instructor: Shawn Alladio
For more information please contact: shawn@k38safety.com

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Posted: March 7, 2023

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K38 Content Creator of Rescue Water Craft and Personal Water Craft boating international education, jobsite safety and standards: Shawn is the world’s foremost authority and leading subject matter expert. She cares most about her community and the culture surrounding the safety of event service providers, Public Safety Agencies, Military and Rescue Water Craft operators. Dedicated towards protecting their reputation, distributing safety information and continuing to train these amazing individuals to the highest standards of care and competency

STOP IT

SENSATIONALISM

When a person risks sensationalism for the sake of attention they take one step further away from reality.

Sense perceptions are highs and lows, when dealing with us interesting humans; the emotive quotient can be amusing or enlightening.

Do not get captured by the amusing entertainers.

Sensationalism has been exposed as fake news, it drives opinion with alerts, red flags, cautions and adversaries. Rarely does it extend an olive branch to glowing truth.

It is a reduction of professional efforts to process meaningless responses that degrade health and safety. It creates a perception of approval based on a distinction of false attributes that go against behavioral competence.

What can we do about sensationalism? We can ask effective questions.

How can we challenge the response? Open up your Owner’s Manual. Resist the temptation to downgrade safety. Conduct proper research, study, read, learn.

If the news in social media is often shocking, what value is it to be shocked? Being informed should not be confused with theatrics.

We see this in the selection of agency images. How many times have we witnessed a public safety agency displaying a Rescue Water Craft with their crew airborne jumping waves or wakes? Or not wearing an approved lifejacket? Or not using the engine cut off switch?

An entire industry of public safety images was built around sensationalism of an RWC. But why? Who allowed this? Why was it never challenged by the peers or associations? Why did they concede?

When was the last time you saw a fire truck engine going into an traffic intersection with a forced slide for effect? Probably never. But an RWC? Totally acceptable.

These people who conducted these missives and approved it should be removed from the program, period.

Image searches and video shorts are controlled by a cult like mentality that misbehaving as a mariner is a true mark of watermanship. Stop it.

Seduction is a hostage situation. Be careful what you post and ask yourself what meaning are you actively selecting to convey.
Does it look safe? Is it reinforcing manufacturer recommendations? Does it defend a standard of care?

Many agencies have held themselves hostage to mediocrity and damaged the reputation and image of the Rescue Water Craft community and its associated products.

Just stop it already. Stop.

Consequently, Rescue Water Craft - boat mishaps (wipeouts) are not considered competency, they are reminders of improper conduct and the need for training support.

Recurring accidents are invitations of death and negligence. Their liability is wrongfully consumed by the entire community, especially regarding insurance and lawsuits. It is far more cost effective to engage proper training and qualification.

We don’t need negative infusion in a longstanding maritime community. It may be a new tool for an agency, but we have been around for 40+ years.

Our RWC culture needs a champion and we aim to represent, please join us.

Sensationalism
The use of sensational matter or methods, especially in writing, journalism, or politics. The use of media to engage the senses for ‘click bait’ or noticeability in a competitive digital world.

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Posted: January 1, 2022

Come train with K38 and discover what your community is doing to modernize standards, safety and reduce liability!
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K38 Content Creator of Rescue Water Craft and Personal Water Craft boating international education, jobsite safety and standards: Shawn is the world’s foremost authority and leading subject matter expert. She cares most about her community and the culture surrounding the safety of event service providers, Public Safety Agencies, Military and Rescue Water Craft operators. Dedicated towards protecting their reputation, distributing safety information and continuing to train these amazing individuals to the highest standards of care and competency

OBSERVATION

BY THE BOOK

How you observe the equipment in your care, persons, water and weather is your agreement with purpose and efficiency. It is a commitment.

Will you fulfill your purpose successfully in these actions?

Will you deny efficiency or lend permission to flow or disaster?

The state of how you decide to put your equipment and team into motion is a direct relationship to value.

This value has associated risks. We do enjoy labeling them and issuing codes and associated numbers. To reduce these risks, training, conversation and corrections are required, if not demanded.

How is this liability enforced;
by accident review?
by annual inspections?

Changing phases of implementation is a determination of your mindset, how you think, what you know or what you do not know, what you incorporate and what you reject.

Then the resulting behaviors engage arrive. Are they fortuitous or a train wreck? And were you the person who was driving that train?

How far have you worked on developing or accepting your intuition? What is your knowledge level on physical attributes? How much have you studied regarding atmospheric pressures and their resulting influences? What do you know regarding the flux of water and the qualities of speed?

The most important question is your equipment. As I have observed in training hundreds of agencies, the relationship of gear and safety has not always been thorough enough. It’s usually good enough to get by until a breakdown occurs, and they always do.

Rescue Water Craft aka power craft require a tremendous amount of select attention with an hourly schedule that correlates to the ‘book’. AKA the owner’s/shop manuals.

96% of my clients do not even have the proper tools and supplies required to be reliant. It’s a failure and it continues due to associations, assigned program leaders and human entanglements. We need strong men and women to break this distracted cycle.
Will you be one of them to risk it?

It’s like a bad inheritance of damaged DNA that creates an incomplete process of optimal functions.
This will result into the collapse, it’s a signature of our community that is protected far more than it is rejected.
The failure to reach out to persons who are subject matter experts, rather than self-appointed gurus who don’t have 100 oil changes under their gloves, is a telling point of failure. It’s a distraction of time, endurance and utility.

Be sure you don’t frame out your road map to end up in a dead end with the water rising and the equipment has stopped running.

Get into the books.

Remember, you are on your own, act like it. Think about that for a while.

Ask me how I know?

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Posted: January 1, 2022

Come train with K38 and discover what your community is doing to modernize standards, safety and reduce liability!
Copyright © 2022 K38 All rights reserved.

All materials on the Companies websites are the property of K38 and may not be copied, reproduced, sold, or distributed without the express permission of the copyright holder. Liberal use of K38 fact sheets and news releases is allowable with attribution.

To Cite the K38 Website for Reference: Please use the following:
"Reproduced from K38's website, © K38 (year), title and date of the post"

K38 does not grant permission for its content to be displayed on other Web sites, training manuals, unsolicited programs, media, training materials or standards development without expressed written permission.

Caution: Visit page (site) terms and conditions. Please take a qualified Rescue Water Craft training course and maintain proper records and respect all the PWC, RWC, PPE, and OEM manufacturer warning labels and cautions and country of origin regulations. The opinions and information in this post is subject to change as industry alerts, methods or notices are administered through laws, rules, cautions, regulations, or industry standards and will not be reflected in the original post date. Use at your own discretion, risk and caution.

K38 Content Creator of Rescue Water Craft and Personal Water Craft boating international education, jobsite safety and standards: Shawn is the world’s foremost authority and leading subject matter expert. She cares most about her community and the culture surrounding the safety of event service providers, Public Safety Agencies, Military and Rescue Water Craft operators. Dedicated towards protecting their reputation, distributing safety information and continuing to train these amazing individuals to the highest standards of care and competency