DIELECTRIC GREASE

SILICONE BASED GREASE

WHAT IS DIELECTRIC GREASE?

Dielectric grease is a special use silicone-based grease, its non-conductive.

It is used to prevent corrosion on electrical connectors and to seal out any intrusive moisture.

You do not need to use much of the grease, and usually is sold in small sized tubes.

If you haven’t been using it yet, I encourage you to purchase a tube.

PROTECTION

Regarding the electrical current, the grease disrupts the flow which can make it good for sealing and lubricating the rubber parts that are associated with electrical connectors.

It is really good regarding high temperatures. On our Ultra LX engines, the metal components of the engine case are about 300 degrees Fahrenheit.

So, this heats up the interior of the engine compartment and also the condensation we experience from that heat exchange from the engine block.

This is another reason our Post Operations Inspections are vital to the health of the engine and electrical connectors.

GOOD STUFF!

Most dielectric grease is heat rated.

Silicone grease properties have low viscosity, so it squeezes outward with metal to metal contact making a nice coating seal.

It’s great to use on multi-pin connectors as well as the spark plugs or rubber covers.

It is best to use what the Personal Water Craft manufacturer you are operating recommends.

It can also be a skin irritant so wear the appropriate nitrile gloves and don’t touch your face while using it.

Make sure you use a marine grade Dielectric grease.

Good Luck and thank you for taking care of your Rescue Water Craft!

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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!
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.

DUTY BOUND

VALUE

There is something alive within our spirit that challenges us to cause harm or to create good. However, there is inherently a greater good within us.

We choose every day what we will believe, and how we will obey those choices.

Changing course can be extremely troublesome.

Sometimes we are ready and off we go into uncharted waters, not knowing the outcome.

I would like to challenge you to adopt a ‘Water Rescue Mindset’ for Rescue Water Craft. What does that mean?

I would extend to you an invitation to get to know your boat first.

Second to be comfortable in the water you operate in.

And lastly, our third place; test your ideas and training, evaluate with a fearsome courage and make corrections as you pivot.

RESPONSIBILITY

You are not under your own dominion, we are fractions of many unified natures; some are ancestral, some are derived from immediate influences and other are cultural.

A few of us have firm belief in a spiritual calling. For sure you are called to the domain of water rescue.

This is a service oriented outreach. To be a servant towards others in a moment of peril.

Foremost if you work for an agency you are a representative of that heritage and our maritime culture.

Egotistical and Narcissist behaviors are not helpful.

Don’t think it’s not you. It is, and it is I as well, we have to admit that we can be the biggest problem on the boat. Then we can pivot starboard side to a better course.

You can choose to strive towards things that can allow you to become a creator and you will feel better about the actions you put out into the world.

We feel good when we help others, its chemical in our brain and it feeds our body, some people are not aware of this.

That is why the more goodness we generate, the better our life becomes and everything around us increases.

THE PUZZLE

We can replace bad behaviors in operations with good ones. It is as simple as wearing personal protective equipment (PPE).

For some people this is uncomfortable because it is a challenge against their ego. But really it is not.

It is a lifesaving reality of professional development.

If operational experiences are chronically negative with your program or your Rescue Water Craft keeps breaking down, it is time to work out the consequences.

This will help you or your agency save money, preserve your vessel, increase safety and probably discover there are a lot more ways you can utilize your Rescue Water Craft.

Remember, the problem is us. It is not the boat or the trailer. You and I are the problem and that means we can equally be the solution.

I encourage you to continue to develop your spirit first. Because when you do that, positive changes will influence everything else you command.

Be Brave. Triumph.

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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!
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.

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!
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.

COURAGE IS CONTAGIOUS

POTENTIAL EMERGES

Potential emerges at critical opportune moments. Will we seize it?

We decide what the direction will entail upon our selection.

Daily we dance with disaster and opportunity, but that which matters most is to end the day prior to sleep with some measure of calm. My life has been a complicated path, plotting it was at times secure and others unsure. And that is what differentiates into the positive and negative.

I do not speak for anyone. I don’t know your struggles but I am sure they are there, like mine.

OWN IT

When we connect or reach out to others shouldn’t it be measured with some attitude of goodness?

Should we not expect to gain something from another, but to encourage and lend a hand?

How does it work, this complexity of human reach?

ONE IS NONE

I have no answers, just a variety of experiences and I hope yours are bounding along as you desire.

My fortunes have been in those closest to me, my divinity is in the Lord above and my soul lays here wherever present moment occurs and we live, we try, then we die.

But for now, oxygen is king and I am surrounded by those venerable souls, those lucky creatures who know who they are and are willing to stand for others.

I love you so, be good my friends.

Can’t wait to talk to you again.

Be brave.

Shawn Alladio

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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!
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.

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.

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.

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: July 29, 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.

To Train is to Know Yourself

The Legacy of Thought

You will have to train your mind if you want to know who you truly are.

Reality based rescue that will put you under serious pressure will expose your weakness.

Alternatively, if could also expose your calm behaviors and steadiness.

What are the values that make you better at your intended goals?

It is important that you identify this structure now.

Decide on your virtues and your goals will draft in that direction.

VOLUME

Do you set your goals on high so the volume increases?

This may be the way to understand that speed and poor imitation is not the correct direction.

And the obverse compliment may incite the legend of your capability.

Consider a master.

A person who dedicates their mind to the pursuit of an action that is quantified by skills measured, accounted and based on the result of evidence.

Let us entertain the truth of physics.

QUANITFY

Actions are quantifiable through our thoughts. If we can perceive the selection process in sequence it is possible to practice a purposeful result.

Think about it. Wrap your mind in thought. Do not be mediocre. Arrogance likewise is a waste of oxygen.

Conquest will only appear when surrendering the ego and becoming part of the flow of forward movement. This is a great void of emotion.

Only a calm, steady mind can pursue excellence.

Be careful, you become what you think.

If you are negative, there will reside your results. And your team will suffer for it.

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Posted: July 29, 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.

SEA-DOO® LINQ™ COOLER – POTENTIAL ENTRAPMENT AND SUFFOCATION HAZARD

RECALL MODELS

Bombardier Recreational Products has issued a Recall Notice for select Sea Doo Watercraft.

Follow the link at the BRP

recall notice

What should you do?

Our records indicate that you have purchased either a Fish Pro personal watercraft with the cooler or the accessory LinQ cooler (P/N 269800817).

Which models are involved?

Model year 2019 Sea-Doo Fish Pro.

What is the potential problem?

The cooler latch can automatically lock when the lid closes, allowing a person to become locked inside, posing entrapment and suffocation hazards.

To confirm that your VIN (Vehicle identification Number) is affected or that you have an affected cooler sold as an accessory, contact your authorized Sea-Doo dealer or BRP at 1-888-272-9222 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Eastern time 7 days a week.

What should you do?

Go to an authorized Sea-Doo dealership with this letter and the cooler to have it updated. The parts to provide the remedy to this condition should be available on July 22nd, 2019. For administrative reasons, BRP is asking you to bring this letter at the dealership.
In the meantime, consumers should immediately put the coolers out of the reach of children.

What to do if you feel this notice is an error?

This notice was mailed to you according to the most current information we have available. If any information in this notice is incorrect, please contact BRP at your earliest convenience.

Check your model

If you have questions, need assistance, or to find your nearest authorized BRP Sea-Doo dealer:

In the US call 1-888-272-9222
8:00 AM to 8:00 PM Eastern time 7 days a week.

Your continued satisfaction with your BRP products is important to us. Please understand that we have taken this action in the interest of your safety. Therefore the “Quick Latch” feature will be discontinued from production on those coolers but will retain its latching function. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

Thank you for your immediate attention to this matter.

Sincerely,

After-Sales Service Department

Link to BRP press release
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Posted: July 28, 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.

RISK OF UNPREDICTABLE VEHICLE BEHAVIOR – INTAKE GRATE MAY DETACH

RECALL MODELS

Bombardier Recreational Products has issued a Recall Notice for select Sea Doo Watercraft. Follow the link at the bottom of this article for further information:

RISK OF UNPREDICTABLE VEHICLE BEHAVIOR - INTAKE GRATE MAY DETACH
July 17th, 2019

Re: Risk of Unpredictable Vehicle Behavior - Intake Grate May Detach

Dear Sea-Doo® Owner,

This notice is sent to you in accordance with the requirements of the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG), the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and other applicable laws.

BRP is conducting a safety recall on certain Sea-Doo models.

Our records show that you own a potentially affected vehicle.

What should you do?

Which models are involved?

Model year 2019 Sea-Doo GTX, RXT and Wake PRO equipped with 230 and 300 engines.

What is the potential problem?

Due to inappropriate front fastener torque, the intake grate may detach from the vehicle while in use. Riding at a speed above 55mph - 88 km/h without an intake grate may cause unpredictable vehicle behavior which could lead to occupant ejection.

In some situations, this could result in serious injuries or even death.

To confirm that your VIN (Vehicle identification Number) is affected or that you have an affected cooler sold as an accessory, contact your authorized Sea-Doo dealer or BRP at 1-888-272-9222 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Eastern time 7 days a week.

What will BRP do?

BRP intends to repair your vehicle free of charge.

Check your model

What should you do?

Contact your BRP Sea-Doo dealer and make an appointment. Your dealer will perform the repair procedure.

If you must use your vehicle, the following precautions must be adhered to:

Do not operate the vehicle at speeds over 55mph (88 km/h)

The presence of aftermarket modifications will not prevent you from receiving this service at no cost. The presence of these modifications, while the service is being completed, will not void any existing warranty or service contract.

What to do if you feel this notice is an error?

This notice was mailed to you according to the most current information we have available. If any information in this notice is incorrect, please contact BRP at your earliest convenience.

If you have questions, need assistance, or to find your nearest authorized BRP Sea-Doo dealer:

In Canada and USA call 1-888-272-9222
8:00 AM to 8:00 PM Eastern time 7 days a week.

Your continued satisfaction with your BRP products is important to us. Please understand that we have taken this action in the interest of your safety. Therefore the “Quick Latch” feature will be discontinued from production on those coolers but will retain its latching function. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

Thank you for your immediate attention to this matter.

Sincerely,

After-Sales Service Department

BRP recall notice link
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Posted: July 28, 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.

__________

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.

FLOAT PLAN REGISTRY

WHAT IS IT?

If you plan to venture offshore or a casual local ride you need to file a float plan!

This is the surest way to protect your safety underway by using this simple online digital float plan process. This does not take up much of your time but can be invaluable in case of an emergency for you or your loved ones.

Float plans used to be filled out by a piece of paper, now using this APP a digital alert is sent out and its easier to control the communication flow.

How many Personal Water Craft riders get underway, have a problem and no communication device and suddenly the situation appears dire? Float plans have been used for years, traditionally you would hand a copy to the Harbor Master and your friends. This APP speeds up the process and security.

THE CREATOR

About Jim Young

‘A part-time boater and full-time software developer in the Pacific Northwest.

I've spent the last 20+ years building software. Now, I'm combining two things I love, building software and boating.

In fact, much of the Float Plan Registry application was written aboard our family boat, a 34 foot Tollycraft, while cruising in the San Juan Islands in Washington state.’

Float Plan Registry float plans are very active!

Float plans created with Float Plan Registry take an active interest in your safety.

You can set alerts in your float plans that trigger automatic check-in reminders, and overdue notices.

In other words, your float plan will automatically remind you to check in.

If the system does not receive a check-in status from you after a few attempts, it automatically notifies your contacts so they can try and reach you as well.

START NOW

Building a Float Plan:

1. Plan Summary - Give your float plan a name, choose departure and return dates, and add an optional description.
2. Itinerary - Document the specific locations you plan to visit. Use the interactive Google Map to pinpoint the exact location. Activate alerts to receive check-in reminders and activate the automated overdue system.
3. Crew - When you created your profile, you supplied information about your crew. Now it's a simple matter of selecting each crew member that will be joining you. Even better, if you specified a default crew list, those crew members will be automatically included making the process even easier!
4. Guests - If you will have people on board in addition to your crew, you'll enter their information on the guest list.
5. Contacts - When you created your profile, you supplied information about your contacts (the people you want your float plans automatically sent to). Here you simply choose which of your contacts will receive your plan, or if you specified default contacts, those will be automatically included.
6. Preview - Preview your float plan as your contacts will see it.
7. Publish - When you're ready to share your float plan with your contacts, a click of the Publish button is all that's needed. An email is sent to each of the contacts you specified on your float plan. The email contains a link they may use to view your float plan online.

follow this link to make your account: https://floatplanregistry.com/index.php

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Posted: July 17, 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.

__________

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.

PERSONAL WATER CRAFT OFFSHORE RIDING

PREPARE

If you are interested in riding offshore from the coast further than a 2-mile distance you need to seriously plan about your excursion for safety. You don’t want to stress your family or colleagues.

You can save yourself the embarrassment of an investigation if you have a mishap offshore by pre-planning your route and gear.

You will need to plan ahead.

1. Know what the fuel range of your Personal Water Craft is
2. Operate during daylight hours
3. File a Float Plan
4. Carry a Marine Band Radio (VHF) set to Ch. 16
5. Carry a GPS tracking device on your person such as a SPOT locator or a inReach device
6. Make sure your craft is seaworthy and properly maintained, conduct a pre-launch thorough inspection
7. It is best not to operate with a passenger on board due to safety
8. Plan ahead by monitoring the water and weather conditions, even while underway. Do not operate in lightning will be 10 miles in your zone. Monitor the NOAA Marine Weather Service channel.
9. Have an emergency plan in effect in case something goes wrong or your PWC sinks. You may need to purchase Vessel Assist and ask them what the range is.
10. Talk to your local U.S.C.G or Harbor office and let them know your offshore plans and contact them when you return.

MONITOR WEATHER AND WATER

If properly prepared operating offshore is not a problem, but quickly amplifies when one simply pushes out.

Search and Rescue calls can cost millions of dollars and they can be billed back to the PWC registered owner.

File a digital float plan. Add in all your vessel identification, and yours. Sign up trusted friends or family who will monitor and track.

When you arrive back identify in the float plan that your ride is completed.

Float Plan Registry: https://floatplanregistry.com/index.php

SAFE AT SEA

Make sure you have a safety kit with you and that you do not travel alone.

We have done many long distance and offshore rides out to 40 miles off the coast and sometimes further, but we are prepared with additional fuel and safety plans. Some of our distances have covered 1,800 miles in 6 days.

I would only advise this on a 3 or 4 seater craft, not on a Sport or Stand Up model.

Preparation is the key to go out to sea and it will require your best seamanship skills.

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Posted: July 17, 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.

__________

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.