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Instructor: Jesse McGraw

Class size: Limited to 4 per available boat

Preregistration Required: (10% late fee less than 14 days before class)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This is an upgrade to those that have taken the RTI Lake/Bay and Floodwater Rescue Boat Technician  course. This one day upgrade is designed to take the skilled still water rescue boat driver and crew into moving water skills.

COURSE FORMAT: The FRBT 1 Upgrade is a one day skills and lecture. 0800-1700

The person completing this course will have the knowledge and skills to operate and command a rescue boat in flood and swiftwater situations. They will have crew, operating, search and rescue skills needed to be an effective boat captain or crew member.

Prerequisite:  Current FAST R1 and LRBT 1

STANDARDS: This course meets and exceeds Industry Standards and NFPA 1670 and 1006 requirements.

PPE: Each student is required to provide their own Personal Protective Gear:

  •  “USCG” approved Type III or V PFD (Type V preferred)
  • Wet suit boots with hard sole bottom or tennis shoes
  • Water or vertical rescue helmet w/ waterproof light
  • Full wet or dry suit as weather conditions dictate
  • Water or abrasion protective gloves
  • Rescue boat and motor for up to 4 students.

RENTAL GEAR: RTI has a limited number of gear sets of PFD and helmet for rent. First come basis.

PHYSICAL FITNESS REQUIREMENTS: RTI field courses are strenuous in nature. RTI recommends the student be in good physical and mental condition.

Additional course information will be emailed to each student registered.

Applications due two weeks prior to class

Online Application

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