DESTRUCTIVE OR CONSTRUCTIVE

REASON

DESTRUCTIVE OR CONSTRUCTIVE

RWC Best Practices based on the will of the Coxswain, the instructor or program manager:

How to preserve instruction?

Well instruction is more important than safety itself, because safety is a word that is reliant on human behavior.

If that behavior was not laid out properly with effective disciplines and enforcement, there is no reason to assume that a program will succeed.

It will succeed to induce injury or a mishap.

Then most program managers or investigators will conclude here are the examples of wrong and these are the items that will change. This is wrong.

LIABILITY

This is the protection of incompetency and liability.

It should be the other way around:

1. Behavioral Training
2. Safety is enforced from behavioral training

The human element must be managed. This may take the form of the following:

1. Inspection lists
2. Tests, quizzes, exams
3. Behavior handling of a Rescue Water Craft under scrutiny
4. Remedial corrections
5. Discipline

Will used as thought that is purposeful is part of reason.

The argument is how to apply value and on what metrics will those values be determined?

How do we achieve reason, or that which is reasonable in Rescue Water Craft Operations?

That is where standards are rooted in the core existence of operational security.

CORRECTION

It has to be effectively communicated with rational discussion and expression.

There is where we find that standards can reveal a mutable exchange of benefits that are based on the faith of those who have invested in the reasonable conclusions. These conclusions should not be based on assumptions but on evidence.

Reason can uphold the necessity of safety and instruction. If the reason for a RWC program is not clearly defined, or researched then that neglect will only ensure the success of a struggle which results in an accident.

Isn’t this a betrayal of seamanship skills?

It is time for each RWC Coxswain to take personal responsibility and be reasonable with their choices. The message should be positive and fearless. Each of you are a mentor to others.

Be sure your videos, photos and examples are the ‘best practice’ and not a poor imitation or a reckless struggle for others to imitate. You are each responsible for that reason. Conduct review, be honest, be humble and be liberated to make changes that pivot you away from accidents and harm.

This requires inspection, discussion and review, constant review and modernization.

Then repeat.

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Posted: August 13, 2019

Content Creator of Rescue Water Craft and Personal Water Craft boating international education standards: Shawn Alladio 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 and Rescue Water Craft operators, working hard and dedicated towards protecting their reputation, distributing safety information and continuing to train these amazing individuals to the highest standards of care.

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HOLDING A CERTIFICATE IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH

KEEP LEARNING

I have been operating a Personal Water Craft for over 40 years now. I still do not know enough. I study every day.

I am considered the world's foremost authority on Rescue Water Craft training and operations.

I research every day. I have much I want to learn. I am a student.

Let us discuss the value of a Certificate or a qualification!

How old is your certificate?

If it is older than three years you are outdated and need to get back into a training course.

Rescue Water Craft (RWC) operations are continually evolving. So is the equipment and laws. You do not want your performance to lag behind.

Most importantly the knowledge increases daily and so must you.

Ask me how I know?

LIABILITY

If you are relying on your certificate, that is not good enough.

Your certificate is where you begin.

Everyday I see opportunity to learn. I am not comfortable with my knowledge. I need to know more.

I want to be a good mariner.

To be a professional mariner requires more than a certificate. It requires your truest humility and respect.

If you have been operating your RWC and you have had a recurring thought that perhaps something you are doing is not right, then you need to do something about that.

You need to question your risk. Do not have blind faith. Truth will set you free and support your reputation. We create our accidents.

We damage our boats. They do not damage themselves! We need to take responsibility for this and fix any problems we create.

HUMILITY IS STRENGTH

If you are afraid of asking a question, get over your fear and ask for help.

I ask for help every single day. This is where my strength lies.

If you have a question, you can ask it in the K38 Facebook group. Every question will be answered in good faith.

There are no stupid questions, only honorable ones, so do not be shy.

We have all different kinds of Operators and skill levels here. We will help one another.

We are not competitive against one another, that is not K38.

K38 is community, not division. K38 is not negative, we are helpful. We realize we owe our ancestors respect and to honor their knowledge we share what we know.

So, do not think a certificate means you are better or have something special, you are learning. I am learning. Together we are strong. Divided we damage our Rescue Water Craft community.

Seven - 'I' - Answers:

1. I hope you enjoyed this discussion.

2. I am happy to share my thoughts and knowledge with you.

3. I want you to be strong and safe.

4. I hope that you do not have an accident.

5. I would like to see your reputation grow.

6. I would appreciate it if you would support us in protecting mariner skills.

7. I hope you will do everything you can to protect good seamanship skills.

Let's do this!

Shawn / Team

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Posted: August 11, 2019

Content Creator of Rescue Water Craft and Personal Water Craft boating international education standards: Shawn Alladio 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 and Rescue Water Craft operators, working hard and dedicated towards protecting their reputation, distributing safety information and continuing to train these amazing individuals to the highest standards of care.

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Have any questions? Join the Rescue Water Craft Association
and discover what your community is doing to modernize standards, safety and reduce liability!
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SEEKING GREAT COXSWAINS

WHY OPERATIONS MATTER

PRESSURE
Operations matter because you have made an admission you are dedicated towards serving others.

This is important to your family, so you can continue with forward success and their dependence and admiration is a value.

The inquiry of your spirit should become the dogma of your participation.

It matters to your team mates. Their lives may depend upon your choices and behaviors.

You influence the kinetic emotional energy, either by causing discord or protecting a unified front of purpose.

TIME IS PURPOSE

The agency you represent depends upon your character and integrity, not your ego or pride.

The hierarchy needs protectors who are humble through service and strong in action.

The public is relying upon your commitment.

For that person or persons in peril they are hoping for your intervention to be swift, smooth and professional.

They do not need a problem to arise from your actions when they are struggling with their own.

You need to demonstrate boating safety skills. You operate a Rescue Water Craft, you area Coxswain.

THE DEBT OF HERITAGE

As a Coxswain you rely upon Seamanship Skills.

Your Seamanship Skills are part of our Maritime Heritage, and you my dear colleague are a Mariner.

You are not a rescuer. You are more than that.

As a Captain you represent thousands of years of boating safety from every culture in the world that moved across the seas.

Your actions are a reflection of their sacrifice and loss.

Remember who you are.

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Posted: August 5, 2019

Content Creator of Rescue Water Craft and Personal Water Craft boating international education standards: Shawn Alladio 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 and Rescue Water Craft operators, working hard and dedicated towards protecting their reputation, distributing safety information and continuing to train these amazing individuals to the highest standards of care.

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Have any questions? Join the Rescue Water Craft Association
and discover what your community is doing to modernize standards, safety and reduce liability!
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Use at your own risk. Please take a qualified Rescue Water Craft training course and maintain proper records and respect all the PWC, RWC, PPE, and gear OEM manufacturer warning labels and cautions.

EXPOSE THE WRONG

Maximize the Wrong to protect Safety and the Community

You expose the wrong in your program by focusing on it and identifying all that can create damage. It may be time for inspection if your department experienced a recent mishap.

Maximize the wrong in your training or instructor presentations to protect the safety, reputation and outcome of water rescue response. If you fail to do this you will endorse failure, and that his high associated costs.

Expose damage, have courage to discuss it and take criticism, be brave! Do not endorse lies, fight to defend with honesty and integrity results.

None of us should be learning from mistakes, we should be training to prevent them.

The best advice I have for those willing to learn is to ‘LISTEN”. This is where you’re learning power engages or is dismissed for refusal.

If you really love your job and your colleagues there is no way you could tolerate allowing them to be less than best, set to fail, set to be harmed or killed, damage their reputation and department image.

HIGHLIGHT DAMAGE DON'T EXCUSE IT

What the heck is wrong with people when they allow that? Plenty is wrong. Be willing to give attention to conflict. Don’t be willing to allow you or your colleagues to fall down and fail. Prevention is not a word, it’s a lot of hard effort.

Even when people block the road, there is still a way forward. Take a moral inventory of your team.

If you want to increase efficiency to improve, you will discover you are very wrong about something.

This will be painful to recognize and fix it. Research what you don’t like the most, look for the recognition of error in your program or personal behaviors underway.

INVEST

The devaluation is that you must also research what you listen to! You have to put time into it and research, test, question and review.

 Evaluate your instructors
 Does something seem to be wrong?
 Use your imagination in the pros and cons

When you come to terms with the negatives you can spend more time away from dysfunction in your program and more time in efficient actions.

The multiplicity of complications is what we so easily call a ‘chain reaction’. Make sure it’s a creative strategy interpreted by the mission and vision of Rescue Water Craft operations and not a status quo.

Interpret the wrong to increase the right.

Aim high on your program efficiency.

Someday it’s going to mean everything.

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Posted: July 14, 2019

Content Creator of Rescue Water Craft and Personal Water Craft boating international education standards: Shawn Alladio 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 and Rescue Water Craft operators, working hard and dedicated towards protecting their reputation, distributing safety information and continuing to train these amazing individuals to the highest standards of care.

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Have any questions? Join the Rescue Water Craft Association
and discover what your community is doing to modernize standards, safety and reduce liability!
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Use at your own risk. Please take a qualified Rescue Water Craft training course and maintain proper records and respect all the PWC, RWC, PPE, and gear OEM manufacturer warning labels and cautions.

ACCIDENT BY SEDUCTION

HIGHER VISION

Seduction by accident has a root cause. Did it begin in training? Are the instructors knowledgeable and updated? Is the content delivered accurate? How would you know?

DO NOT allow a poor instructor to lead you to an accident. Do not endorse them and build their measures up, instead use due caution. It’s your life and others. Do not endorse dysfunction and all its variable levels.

DO endorse an instructor that cares about your professional development. Share their posts and insights. Support their training. Be vocal about their protection of reputation.

There is a hierarchy in place that is either positive or negative, you could call this good or evil. You choose which one you support and build.

Courage builds essential trust in the maritime community. Most folks attach themselves to the naivety of a damaging path and will do anything to protect it. Cynicism would serve you better, and then to move one step forward, have courage!

In courage you can reveal the betrayals extended in training. Here you can remedy the pitfalls and dangerous behaviors and stop putting your hand out to a biting dog.

RICH MAN POOR MAN

You can establish professionalism yourself by first taking control of your knowledge base and declining those who would undermine your trust in water safety.

Those who betray our water safety trust, the fundamental standard of safety that is often violated and undermines your reputation as well as the community; you have the responsibility to defend this.

The power of persuasion can be positive or negative.

You determine these results by volition and ultimately are the responsible "receiving' party for the negative or positive truths of response and team safety.

If you endorse something, you need to proceed with caution until all methods are tested and with accurate insights, not brand favoritism or ego.

And that ego……….oh yes.. that is where the trouble begins.

SCULPTURE TRUTH BY INVESTIGATION

All of you who are newer water rescue responders can change a negative culture of complacency if it exists in your association or agency - into a modern pursuit of excellence.

Give your training programs and equipment awareness Hell!

Bring people in your team up by associated methods of identification of the wrong that is in your program so you can unblock progress.

Keep your team engaged, invite their criticisms and suggestions. Listen to their advice and challenge it until you find the answers.

Usually those answers are not held within your associations and culture, do not be afraid to move outside your inner circle.

Park the ego and learn how to explore truth beyond the comfort of established programs. They may be severely outdated.

Safety is a Behavior, not an excuse.

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Posted: July 14, 2019

Content Creator of Rescue Water Craft and Personal Water Craft boating international education standards: Shawn Alladio 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 and Rescue Water Craft operators, working hard and dedicated towards protecting their reputation, distributing safety information and continuing to train these amazing individuals to the highest standards of care.

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Have any questions? Join the Rescue Water Craft Association
and discover what your community is doing to modernize standards, safety and reduce liability!
Join the Rescue Water Craft Association

Use at your own risk. Please take a qualified Rescue Water Craft training course and maintain proper records and respect all the PWC, RWC, PPE, and gear OEM manufacturer warning labels and cautions.

HULL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER

HIN

A Hull Identification Number (HIN) signifies that the vessel is certified and meets all the standards required by law for production.

All manufactured craft and motor vehicles have identification numbers. USA boat manufacturers use the HIN since 1972 when Federal regulations required recreational vessels to be determined by a numbering system. We will be referring to Personal Water Craft constructed after 1988.

The HIN is used at the Department of Motor Vehicles for sales, transfers, customs and retirement notification of all power craft vessels.

In 2012 the vessel manufacturers petitioned the United States Coast Guard (USCG) to adjust production dates allowing them an extra two months of production to label craft as next year’s model. This helped them with their marine production schedule and subsequent sales for the industry.

Your Hull Identification Number is referred to as a HIN. In some countries it is referred to as a Craft Identification Number (CIN) held to an ISO standard (International Organization for Standardization. In the USA our term will be referred to as HIN.

HINs have 12 digits in the United States including numbers and letters. The European standard will have 14. Each product line has its own unique HIN and location. The HIN will appear on your registration documents and title.

MANUFACTURER IDENTIFICATION CODE (MIC)

KAW12345B919

MIC Code: KAW -These will be the first three letters that you see that the United States Coast Guard assigned to the manufacturer; in this example Kawasaki.

SERIAL NUMBER: 12345, this 5-digit serial number is assigned to your Rescue Water Craft (Personal Water Craft PC) by the manufacturer. Sometimes you may see letters and numbers, however Q, O and I will be excluded so they are not confused with numbers.

B is the certification for the month which the construction began

9 is the year of the certification this digit represents the last year the craft was constructed.

19 represents the boat model year.

K38 has advised you in past tutorials and in your training course to write down your HIN and your ESN (Engine Serial Number), and to take photos and place in a file for records.

This is important for the following reasons:

1. Future sale of the Rescue Water Craft (RWC)
2. Theft of the craft
3. Warranty needs
4. Identification of the craft

Country Code – This is an optional addition to the Hull Identification Number. Manufacturers of boats have the option of adding the prefix – i.e. “CA -“ (block capitals and a hyphen) in front of the HIN number. This is a mandatory requirement for manufacturers who are exporting to another country (such as the European community) however this is not a part of the accepted mutual recognition of Hull Identification Numbers between the US and Canada.

RECORDS

Character nine if the last numeral of the Year during which construction or assembly began. Use the letter designations for each month as follows:

January – A
February – B
March – C
April – D
May – E
June – F
July – G
August – H
September – I
October – J
November – K
December – L

Character itemized on the HIN representation will be the last numeral of the Year during which construction or assembly began.

Characters used in the example; one and nine are the last two numerals representing the Model Year for which the boat was built.

LOCATION

Your HIN on your Kawasaki Ultra LX Jet Ski® will be located on the starboard quarter side astern on top of the re-boarding deck. It will appear on an angle up against the rear facing foot rest on the outside edge of the Hydroturf traction deck pad.

HIN's can be damaged if a Towable Aquaplane Device (TAD) is improperly installed is the friction between the two surface can damage or break off the HIN tab.

Hard strikes, accidents or moored up against docks with bock wakes drawing the gunwale and re-boarding deck below the dock can damage the HIN.

Please take a photo of your HIN and place in your craft documents.
Refer to all maintenance records using the HIN.

If you need to look a HIN up there are lots of online resources from the manufacturers, you can conduct an online search.

https://kpp.kawasaki.com/Vin-Finder

Keep your records and maintain the database on all your craft. It will help you when it come stime to conduct online orders and sale of the craft. Most people are not aware of the age of the craft. Its simple!

Walk to the back of your Rescue Water Craft and observe the last 2 digits!

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Posted: June 23, 2019

Content Creator of Rescue Water Craft and Personal Water Craft boating international education standards: Shawn Alladio 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 and Rescue Water Craft operators, working hard and dedicated towards protecting their reputation, distributing safety information and continuing to train these amazing individuals to the highest standards of care.

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Have any questions? Join the Rescue Water Craft Association
and discover what your community is doing to modernize standards, safety and reduce liability!
Join the Rescue Water Craft Association

Use at your own risk. Please take a qualified Rescue Water Craft training course and maintain proper records and respect all the PWC, RWC, PPE, and gear OEM manufacturer warning labels and cautions.

FUNDAMENTALS

BUILDING A SAFETY CULTURE

If program directors or worse yet their developers are not fundamentally astute in our boating safety culture, they would be better off with a conservative approach for the path of moving forward that would generate the least amount of error.

However, we see an extreme forward movement that creates a great amount of harm.

Otherwise, confusion and a lack of established operational goals are a given. And they will happen.

Our boating traditions should be adhered, this means you become a mariner or you were one already.

What does ‘being a mariner’ mean? Seamanship skills, not rescue skills! Rescue is just one little corner of what we do when we go to work. And our field preparation is 85% of that role.

A large majority of these lifesavers are not going to study seamanship skills, and will not put time into developing them.

Especially in their group if the one they follow resists our culture, they will resist in concert. Instead they will protect the comfort of ‘getting by with it’ until a mishap forces them to face our maritime reality.

EXPERIENCE

The problem we have is the inherent cultural worth is reduced people will give that up to get more for less.

Our ancestors gave us meaning for boating and water safety. When we define the facts and the objectives of what our water safety reality is, we make agreements on constraints of what we should do.

We conduct ourselves with rules and regulations and what we should do evidenced by prior mishaps.

Do not wait to create a mishap and then review it and prompt the trite comment of ‘we will learn lessons from this’. We already learned and we won’t create an accident. They have it backwards!

Social connection has created groups that protect their territory rather than look at our true heritage. In fact they ignore it at all costs drawing attention back to themselves. They are not community based.

They look at their department, their team vs. the other team, even if they have mutual aid, the dominance of one group over another smothers our safety reality under perceptions of competitiveness.

They have lost the structure and the ethic of acting in a professional manner that keeps us away from mishaps.

Instead these groups prefer to stay comfortable in potential risk and will do anything to stay there. Who doesn’t know that it’s a law to wear a USCG properly fitted, and type of Lifejacket? Yet we see many who resist this basic life support and they call themselves lifesavers!

VALUE

How many get underway with a painter line hanging on their bow? The list is long like an infection these poor habits spread in migration of others not knowing what a maritime community is, and therefore they are not part of it.

What is our objective? Is it the structure of protecting their ego for the sake of service that important? It is when there is no agreement in a shared reality of objective facts that we have two different ways to look at how our community functions on optimal stability. This has been going on for centuries.

Children will negotiate and they do it by getting together and playing with one another, they look at other viewpoints, and they start to play pretend roles and they act it out, and they all play the game together to learn.

Watch how you act. Tell your story. Observe the story consequence.

Be willing to play with one another and see other viewpoints.

Play together.

Play Fair and Listen.

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Posted: June 18, 2019

Content Creator of Rescue Water Craft and Personal Water Craft boating international education standards: Shawn Alladio 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 and Rescue Water Craft operators, working hard and dedicated towards protecting their reputation, distributing safety information and continuing to train these amazing individuals to the highest standards of care.

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Have any questions? Join the Rescue Water Craft Association
and discover what your community is doing to modernize standards, safety and reduce liability!
Join the Rescue Water Craft Association

Use at your own risk. Please take a qualified Rescue Water Craft training course and maintain proper records and respect all the PWC, RWC, PPE, and gear OEM manufacturer warning labels and cautions.

MOVING FORWARD

TRADITIONS MATTER

Doing what everyone else does, does not always mean that things are moving forward.

Bound by our former traditions we must adhere to a mindset of updating those traditions and be bound to ‘moving forward’.

There are a lot of incompatible versions that were created two decades ago and worked fine then, but the craft have changed!

EXPERIENCE

We have to be judicious in updating our knowledge base.

This is why Certification for qualified Coxswains is based on a 3 year tenure. There is a lot that changes in those three years! You can tell this looking at your 6 year old child who is now 9.

Experience is a continuum.

To increase potential and safety, our operational facts must be translated or transferred into values. This is to be protected by standards which are laws or rules of engagement.

It takes all those thousands of facts and translated them into inherent values. There is not one, is is a complication of the following:

1. Water and Weather
2. Type of Rescue Water Craft
3. Maturity and Learning level of Coxswain and Crew
4. Program development AND management
5. Review of mishaps
6. Training with purpose

VALUE

This collaboration of needs is to create a rationality of what needs to be represented in the program itself to sustain it.

Training allows Coxswains and crew to decipher the responsibilities and apply it to the ‘decision in action’.

Otherwise it’s a zero summation of potential mishaps that are welcome to advance.

This only works is the construction of program management is not a proposition but a community adherence of standards. When one community decides to make a standardization for our circle but has no knowledge and poor representatives, they will create poor results.

Who gets blamed?

Their students will be faulted. Because their instructors will not be scrutinized and neither with the program developers. They designed in essence a support structure of failure.

That is the bottom line of the problems we see worldwide, is these people did not create the training, do not know the boats, have not me the different users and waterways needs, but we have. We know this business and can see the failures within. I am encouraging you to look beyond your paycheck or your ego and look at the results.

How many mishaps, do you know how to rebuild your pump? Have you taken a qualification course based on 40 hours of instruction? Do you have your basic boater education? Do you have over 1,000 hours at the helm, or 100?

Your story is being told by the questions you ask, and the answers will help you with one thing; Seamanship skills.

Don’t let them die because of apathy.

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Posted: June 18, 2019

Content Creator of Rescue Water Craft and Personal Water Craft boating international education standards: Shawn Alladio 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 and Rescue Water Craft operators, working hard and dedicated towards protecting their reputation, distributing safety information and continuing to train these amazing individuals to the highest standards of care.

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Have any questions? Join the Rescue Water Craft Association
and discover what your community is doing to modernize standards, safety and reduce liability!
Join the Rescue Water Craft Association

Use at your own risk. Please take a qualified Rescue Water Craft training course and maintain proper records and respect all the PWC, RWC, PPE, and gear OEM manufacturer warning labels and cautions.

FACE YOUR WORK COURAGEOUSLY

YOUR FUNDAMENTAL WORTH

When you face your work with courage you have fundamental worth, you have presence in the moment of peril that others can depend upon.

It’s not easy is it though? You had to attribute a lot of your time and value to your professional development.

You can associate your professional and personal values to the structure of your rescue work.

A few of the attributes of character that are determined to be or become this person are:
1. Sacrifice
2. Technique
3. Study

Work in a manner that sets you apart from what others do around you. Lead by being that man or that woman. Don’t capitulate to being less. Strive, push, drive; do everything you can to stay the course of technical advantage.

CONTINUE TO BE GOOD

Study means your sacrifice and technique are in a continual for progression. You never stop learning, you hunger to know what is the next best training method, equipment or Rescue Water Craft. You train yourself; you research and you stay safe and protect your reputation and those you work with.

Not everyone is ‘rescue good’. We know some of you are pulling the weight for others, wishing you could speak up but have to remain silent, wish you could encourage change but the doors are shut.

Keep being you, keep representing Character in professionalism. Being good is an extremely difficult position, but the only other option is catastrophe. You were not designed for chaos but to bring the good through the bad times.

CLEAR!

Having the bearing of a commitment is the most difficult thing to do because it requires sacrifice.

You pay attention to the weather and you measure up the ‘Go-No Go’ so you can prevent a disaster.

You know when to do something and how it need to be done with effective techniques. You also recognize how quickly things fall apart if you step outside of the framework of good.

You understand that bad things are going to happen and that you are the one who responds to them with your team, and you all need to be working in concert for success. Your focus is to come home safe.

All of us can visually see the truth of the operational evidence that is suggested by safety actions in these unique people, and we know you are one of them!

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Posted: June 16, 2019

Content Creator of Rescue Water Craft and Personal Water Craft boating international education standards: Shawn Alladio 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 and Rescue Water Craft operators, working hard and dedicated towards protecting their reputation, distributing safety information and continuing to train these amazing individuals to the highest standards of care.

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Have any questions? Join the Rescue Water Craft Association
and discover what your community is doing to modernize standards, safety and reduce liability!
Join the Rescue Water Craft Association

Use at your own risk. Please take a qualified Rescue Water Craft training course and maintain proper records and respect all the PWC, RWC, PPE, and gear OEM manufacturer warning labels and cautions.

EMERGING BEHAVIORS

Not All Knowledge is Equal

Emerging behaviors are a part of continuing education, science and development.

This idea of emergence has been around since at least the time of Aristotle!

Definition of emergency
1: an unforeseen combination of circumstances or the resulting state that calls for immediate action
2: an urgent need for assistance or relief the mayor declared a state of emergency after the flood. *

Attributed origin: Mid-17th century from medieval Latin emergentia, from Latin emergere ‘arise, bring to light’.

Emergent human behaviors are influenced. We like to focus on education and physical behaviors based off the mindset of knowledge a Coxswain pools or draws their selection process from.

REQUIRE CORRESPONDING ACTIONS

Effective training is coordinated to relieve the possibility of chaos in our maritime community. Chaos generally arises during the stages preceding a mishap.

We can align them from a beginning point of program inception, vessel and equipment selection, maintenance training and enforcement, recurring training, adaptive maritime standards and subsequent reviews.

When we initiate a training program in motion with a group of individuals the experience, maturity and physical levels are varied.

There are a lot of considerations to entertain in drawing up the expertise and the lack of knowledge and merging it into one unified and consistent motion.

This collective is a continual process of education which focuses specifically on tier level skills and evaluations corresponding with corrections and continual dialogue. Agencies need to adopt this same behavior for their program management.

TRANSCEND COMFORT

To do so competently requires a set of rules, laws or guidelines. Or we could call them standards. Typically based off past experiences ranging from positive to tragic.

We look to the boating safety community for the guidelines to proceed forward. We look to the coxswains in the field mishap reports and after-action reviews to determine how to modernize. What works and what is a dead end and needs to be discarded or modified?

But they first need to be challenged appropriately.

The success of training is dependent upon the trends, products, equipment updates, electronic migrations that continually evolve and interfacing with the select water type of operation.

You can increase your program efficiency if you do the following:

1. Ask your personnel to challenge a current training evolution with evidence opposing it.
2. Be willing to trial it in safe conditions.
3. Evaluate the results with everyone on board.
4. Video the demonstration and study it.
5. Review it again.
6. Final consensus review
7. Solicit outside peer review

That my friends are how we do this at K38, and we think it will work great for you.

*Merriman Webster Dictionary

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Posted: June 15, 2019

Content Creator of Rescue Water Craft and Personal Water Craft boating international education standards: Shawn Alladio 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 and Rescue Water Craft operators, working hard and dedicated towards protecting their reputation, distributing safety information and continuing to train these amazing individuals to the highest standards of care.

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Have any questions? Join the Rescue Water Craft Association
and discover what your community is doing to modernize standards, safety and reduce liability!
Join the Rescue Water Craft Association

Use at your own risk. Please take a qualified Rescue Water Craft training course and maintain proper records and respect all the PWC, RWC, PPE, and gear OEM manufacturer warning labels and cautions.