Rescue Boat Training Provided at the 2013 NDPA Symposium

The National Drowning Prevention Alliance is hosting a Rescue Water Craft Basic Operations course at their 2013 Symposium in Ft. Lauderdale Florida. The USCG will also be providing a water rescue demonstration with K38
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The National Drowning Prevention Alliance has partnered up with K38 Water Safety and will be providing a Basic introductory course for Rescue Water Craft Operations to lifesavers.  

The Lead instructor will be Shawn Alladio, who will also be providing a water rescue demonstration along with the USCG from Air Station Miami located in Florida.  

The Rescue Water Craft training and demonstration will be held at the 2013 NDPA Symposium in Ft. Lauderdale at waterfront of the Bahia Mar Doubletree host hotel.

This 8 Hour classroom course is designed for the professional development of Rescue Water Craft (RWC) basics for occupational use.  Rescue Water Craft are small powered boats known in the recreational sector as Personal Watercraft (PWC).  Students will enhance their operational capability with a standard 3-tier platform that explains a methodical layered approach to technical operations.

This course focuses on educational standards for technical boat handling skills necessary for safe patrol and rescue operations with methods derived from real world expertise.  These standards will assist agency personnel in maintaining safe boating practices while underway and enhance their operational knowledge of Rescue Water Craft.

Students will be issued a certificate of professional development and will receive digital information for RWC maintenance, rescue board applications, training standards and video clips for review and use.  A written exam will be conducted. Certificate is valid for a period of three years. This is an intensive 8 hour program.

Students are to come prepared to class with  a computer/iPad/notebook/thumbdrive and pen.  Attire is casual.  Refreshments will be offered.

Saturday, March 16, 2013 (Post NDPA Symposium)

Course Fee: $165.00 USD

Time 8:00am-5:00pm (lunch break) – Eight Hours

Instructor Background

Shawn Alladio-K38 Water Safety's training programs evolved over the past 24 years; and currently enjoy support with 10 International K38 affiliates.  Along with a cadre of professional NSBC boating ( safety instructors, K38 teaches Personal Watercraft and Rescue Water Craft courses for occupational and recreational users. K38 Water Safety has been instrumental in setting recognized standards for these small power boats working closely with boating safety associations and government agencies such as the National Safe Boating Council, the American Watercraft Association and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators, Maris and the California Department of Boating and Waterways.  Shawn is a Professional PWC offshore racer and IJSBA and NSBC Boating Safety Hall of Fame inductee. She has received numerous boating safety awards and is considered the foremost subject matter expert for PWC safety and operations.

Contact Information:
1368 Newport Avenue Suite 8388
Tustin California USA 92780

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About the NDPA
The NDPA Annual Drowning Prevention Symposium is being held Wednesday March 13th, to Friday March 15th, 2013 at the Bahia Mar Doubletree Ft. Lauderdale.  The Rescue Water Craft Basic Operation Course is a Post Symposium training program open to water rescue professionals.

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