Course Length:40 hours
If you are also needing Maritime (Vessel) Security Awareness in conjunction with this course, it will be held on evening during the Basic Training course. Please enroll in this course separately by clicking the following link:Maritime (Vessel) Security Awareness
The following is a list of required Performance Standards and Assessments for Basic Training Classes. Candidates must pass the assessments to receive a completion certificate and will have two attempts within 90 days to complete any incomplete portion to receive a completion certificate.
The candidate demonstrates proper donning of all the following equipment in 3 minutes:
1. Flash hood,
2. Turnout pants and boots;
3. Turnout coat;
4. Helmet, and
Tread water remain afloat without aid for at least 1 minute.
Don a lifesaving PFD in 1 minute, properly fitted, positioned, and secured.
Don an immersion suit in 2 minutes, properly fitted, positioned, and secured.
Successfully right an inverted life raft and complete all the following within 10 minutes:
1. Swim to boarding ramp;
2. Grab boarding straps;
3. Kick legs while pulling self into raft; and
4. Board raft
Please Note: This course requires that you participate in practical assessments. On the last day of the course you will be getting into the swimming pool. You will need to bring a change of clothes, towel and a light jacket. Thank you.