Are you able to identify your Rescue Water Craft Model, who the manufacturer is and what year of production your RWC is?
Do you know what a H.I.N. is and where it is located?
Why is this important? Records!
Many clients who contact me do not know which vessel they are operating. I school them in what to look for and to get back with me on their report so I know how to best support their training needs.
In this training module we will start with the first need of your program. Vessel identification.
What does that mean?
As coxswains it is our role to understand what vessel we are handling when at the helm. This means every operator needs to be schooled in the exact Manufacturer craft, Model and Year of Production. Ask yourself these questions:
1. Do you know the brand of RWC you are currently operating?
2. Do you know the model?
3. Do you know the year of production?
Every coxswain on your Rescue Water Craft Marine Unit needs to start with the basics.
If your program does no have a strong foundation, its time to take a critical look and assess where your problems are.
Do you have proper inspection lists for your Rescue Water Craft make, model and year of production?
How can you tell if this is true?
A simple solution would be for you to secure an Owner's Manual.
From there your program can start to begin to enjoy foundational success!
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Shawn 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.
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.