Location: Central Hickory Fire Rescue Station #1 18901 US Hwy 83 Wheatland, MO 65779
Our Rescue Boat Operations (PSO) course trains first responders and individuals for boat-based technical rescue incidents. This course meets and exceeds NFPA 1006 (2021), NFPA 2500 (2022), and FEMA Boat Operator & Swiftwater/Flood SAR Boat Technician Standards.
This course has been curated by our team of experts and includes classroom and practical hands-on training in boat selection, boat handling, rescue craft/boat rigging, emergency boat procedures, swiftwater tactics, boat rescue techniques, a “night ops” experience, and more.
COURSE SPECIFIC INFORMATION:
- 24 hours (3 days) total. Day 2 is split to allow for night ops experience.
- Initial Certification Course Cost: $400
- Boat (hard-shell or inflatable, 25HP motor or higher, fuel for 3 days)
- Wetsuit or Drysuit
- Water boots/shoes
- Water helmet
- Type “V” PFD
- Chem sticks
- We also recommend a second set of clothes, towel, sunscreen, plenty of water, snacks and lunch (depending on water site location).
If you do not have all of the equipment above, please reach out to us so we can discuss other options. (Borrowed equipment will be handled on a case-by-case basis.)