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Military Training

We offer 4 types of courses for military use. One is for the purposes of lifesaving and safety security during training programs (RWC) the second is for military mission (MRV). Thirdly we offer custom courses at the discretion of the client need and lastly we offer Craft Maintenance Courses. Due to the scope of training, K38 shares course information direct with the client, it is not for review of the general public; hours are confidential. We reserve the right of privacy to hold our client confidentiality private due to security and safety reasons.

 

Stage 4 – Military Rescue Water Craft – Open Water Course

This Stage 4 course is designed to provide an introductory level of Rescue Water Craft or MRV operations.  The skills provided in this course train operators to a variety of response and underway skills. This course includes instructor lecture, video review, and presentations.  Students in this course will be participating as role players during skillsets. Students will be evaluated on criterion operational skills. This stage is a skill based tier layered training. Students will be proficient with the standard skills sets. This course offers an optional night operations segment. Safety Plan is in effect with all training modules

Course Identification and Certification Number: #K38-RWC-214-4
4 day, 36 hour course

*Pre-requisite applies.  NASBLA or Equivalent Basic Boating Certificate
Command approval to attend
Minimum Age: 18 years of age

Course Fee:  $1,460.00 USD

*All course fees are set for a minimum of 6 students per course to host, if the minimum is not met the course will be cancelled, postponed or the full fee will be applied. Water conditions for training are dependent on weather, site location and seasonal environment.

Stage 5 – Military Rescue Water Craft – Open Water Course

K38 teaches staff and military instructors how to use a Rescue Water Craft (RWC) for lifesaving or drowning prevention. This course includes Stages 1-4.  Upon successful course completion students will be proficient as operators of Rescue Water Craft with complimentary accessories. The training scope is for swims, transits surf passages, ferrying equipment, personnel, and supporting needs for students during division training programs, night and day for the purpose of lifesaving and observation of student safety. Students will be Night Qualified. Water conditions for training are dependent on weather, site location and seasonal environment.

Course Identification and Certificate Number:  #K38-RWC-215-5
Course Fee:  $1825.00 USD

*All course fees are set for a minimum of 6 students per course to host, if the minimum is not met the course will be cancelled, postponed or the full fee will be applied. Water conditions for training are dependent on weather, site location and seasonal environment.

FULL DESCRIPTION
STAGE 5 OPEN WATER TRAINING COURSE DESCRIPTION AND BACKGROUND
This five-day, 40-hour Stage 5 course is designed to provide relevant professional development for operational use for Rescue Water Craft. Stage 5 training is an education and readiness program for safe boat handling covering academic and skills-based knowledge.

This 5-day course includes stages 1-4. This Stage 5 training course is will enhance, improve and develop procedures, standards and improvements of operation for the essential tasks required to operate a Rescue Water Craft (RWC), Personal Water Craft (PWC) or MRV (Marine Reconnaissance Vehicle).

FACILITY LEARNING 50%: The academic classroom presentation segment is lecture and hands-on based on:
a. Standards, policies and procedures
b. Laws, rules and regulations
c. Best practices-fundamentals
d. Injury-accident review and prevention
e. Safety mindset
f. Operational practices, task analysis
g. Maintenance of equipment
h. Transport: launching/recovery of boats
i. PPE use and inspection
j. Risk management, hazard awareness and avoidance
k. Appliance and accessory devices
l. Communications

FIELD EXERCISES 50%: This Stage 5 course program is a skill-based tier layered hands-on training with emphasis on:
a. Vessel familiarity and operational knowledge
b. Preventative maintenance and effective balance points of the craft
c. Students will be proficient with 16 realistic standard criterion skills sets.
d. Students in this course will be participating as role players during skillsets
e. This course provides navigation skills during training sea state (water and weather) conditions
f. Collision avoidance and Rules of the Road
g. Throttle management and speed variations with changing weight loads on board the vessel and TAD
h. Optional night operations
i. Recovery of distressed person(s) in the water or from objects
j. Transport and transfer of survivor(s)
k. Maintain a stable vessel underway in dynamic conditions, both day (or night if qualified to do so)
l. Safety practices: recovery, capsizing and righting, observance of changing water and weather conditions, man overboard, submerged vessel, personal survival
m. Troubleshooting equipment issues
n. Towing another vessel

Students shall take daily quizzes, a final exam and maintain course inspection records and notes.

Students will be evaluated on operational skills. Students will be taking notes during the course, daily quizzes and inspection checklists. Students will receive a manual with their quizzes and daily reviews.

Students must successfully pass all phases of instruction, be physically and mentally fit and demonstrate safely and efficiently the boating skills necessary to be a qualified boat Coxswain.

K38 courses are third party assessed/audited by the International Rescue Instructors Association (IRIA) and accredited by the organization, instructors are IRIA approved.

Upon successful completion of all phases of instruction students will receive the following:

CERTIFICATIONS LICENSE (3)
1. Stage 5 Expert Level, Risk Level Extreme, Open Water Certificate
2. Level 1 Night Operations, Risk Level Extreme Certificate
2.1.4. AGENCY CERTIFICATE
1. Agency Course Completion Certificate for Group or Individual Course Participants

COURSE RECORDS
a. Course Completion Reference Letter, risk and course badges
b. Course Assessment of Skills-Standards
c. Student Reminders
d. Recurring Training Skill Sheet
e. Student Records Guidebook

STUDENT COURSE DOCUMENTS
a. Student Manual
b. Student registration documents
c. Student Quizzes Stage 1-5
d. Student Inspection Lists Stage 2-5
e. Student Exam
f. Course Daily Breakdown sent upon course approval to proceed (PDF)

‘COMPETENT PERSON’ GOAL
It is our goal to guide each student to becoming an individual ‘Competent Person’ to be able to identify hazards, avoidance of hazards, mitigation measures and appropriate responses. (OSHA)

Stage 5 – Military Marine Reconnaissance Vehicle (MRV) Training Course

Advanced military training for the use of Marine Reconnaissance Vehicles (MRV) and complimentary accessories. Upon successful course completion students will be proficient as operators of MRV’s for long distance, launching/loading, recoveries, hoisting (if requested), surveillance, nearshore, littoral, surf to high surf training, for safety, missions, rescue and insertion/extraction (OTB) of personnel or equipment, and surf passages. To be capable of operations in dynamic weather and water conditions with or without accessory devices and night qualification. Students will be Night Qualified. Water conditions for training are dependent on weather, site location and seasonal environment.

Course Identification and Certificate Number:  #K38-MRV-504-5
Course Fee:  $1825.00 USD

*All course fees are set for a minimum of 6 students per course to host, if the minimum is not met the course will be cancelled, postponed or the full fee will be applied. Water conditions for training are dependent on weather, site location and seasonal environment.