Course Length:40 hours
You must be able to read and understand English. All courses and examinations are proctored only in English.
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 further 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.
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