The Rescue Boat Operations Technician course involves the skills needed to operate a rescue boat and perform in river and flood situations. The training covers safety, course philosophy, and terminology. Students gain practical experience in reading dynamic water flow for safe travel, performing self-rescue, and conducting victim-rescue operations. Additionally, they learn how to execute pre- and post-inspections of the rescue boat.
Floods in the USA are a severe and costly problem affecting millions of people yearly. There are three main types of flooding: fluvial (caused by rivers overflowing), pluvial (caused by heavy rainfall), and coastal (caused by storm surges and sea level rise). Climate change is increasing the frequency and intensity of floods by altering precipitation patterns, melting land ice, and expanding ocean water. According to a new analysis, the cost of flood damage in the USA is projected to rise 26% by 2050 due to climate change alone, even more if population growth and development in high-risk areas are not controlled.
Inflatable Boats are quickly becoming the preferred choice for marine professionals, first-
responders, recreational boating companies, and joyriders. They’re incredibly versatile and offer a surprising number of advantages over traditional hard-hulls. Inflatable boats are cost-effective and offer high performance and reliability that you can’t find in other types of vessels.