Some Rescue Water Craft instructors are privileged due to their own self conceived status and these positions may not be favored by the team who knows they don’t have the right to question the hierarchy.
What makes instructors mature is the necessity of the goal, not protecting a kingdom of wrong.
Service as an instructor is a responsibility in saving lives, its a significant burden to bear.
WE ARE BOATERS NOT LIFESAVERS
We are a power boating community, we are to protect, I say protect and defend ‘Seamanship Skills’.
We do not see hardly any Rescue Water Craft instructors worldwide who get this, they may have lifesaving or fire training, but this does not make them a mariner nor a boating safety instructor.
In fact, this may actually make them dangerous.
Training in the maritime community is not lifesaving. Its boating education. Lifesaving is only one function of boat operations.
This is where the fire service and lifesaving services fail our maritime community. They do not separate the two and therefore they undercut the need for seamanship skills. They are essentially killing our maritime community with this mindset.
Social media and news outlet videos do not lie.
In fact, we cringe when we see the potential of risk they endorse without comprehending its negligent or has great potential to cause harm both to their reputation and survivors.
BOATING SAFETY CULTURE
Law Enforcement and the military get it, why? Because they have Marine Units!
They are vested in our boating culture and community and boating law is scripted around the personification of their use for public service and protection.
Most of our trauma comes from fire and lifeguard services and its sadly expanding. If you are in the lifesaving or fire rescue community we implore you to join our boating community and learn about our seamanship skills.
Make them yours, but do not ignore this warning. Heed this advice now, today, this minute.
This is not about pride or ego, it is about service and competency. If I had a tooth that needed work done on it i would not go to an automotive technician, I would go to a dentist.
Lifesaving is not Rescue Water Craft Operations. It is only one facet of multi-use competencies required of a competent and qualified Rescue Water Craft Coxswain.
Posted: April 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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