FLOOD RESCUE BOAT TECHNICIAN 2 (LRBT 2) – Harris County FF Assoc Open
April 16, 2019 - April 17, 2019$250.00
INSTRUCTOR: Wesley Meyer
Pre-requisite: Must have completed the LRBT 1 or FRBT 1 within the past 3 years.
Enrollment – Harris County Firefighter Association Members Only
Class size: Limited to 4 per available boat
Preregistration Required: (10% late fee less than 14 days before class)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: 16 hour course covering operations, advanced approach in open water, retrieval from debris field, triangulation and course vector, search and in water rescues at night, Parbuckling, loading patient into and then retrieving rescue basket from water. Boat paddle and boat tow. Refueling on mission.
COURSE FORMAT: The LRBT 2 course is normally taught in a two day format plus night training on the first night. 0800-1700 both days and dark plus 2 hours for night training.
The person completing this course will have the knowledge and skills to operate and command a rescue boat in lake/ bay/ and other slow moving inland waterway situations. They will have crew, operating, search and rescue skills needed to be an effective boat captain or crew member.
Prerequisite: FRBT 1 or LRBT 1 within last 3 years.
STANDARDS: This course meets and exceeds Industry Standards and NFPA 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 for up to 4 students.
- Tow rope (50′ or greater)
- Minimal two paddles
- Water proof search lights
- Extra fuel tank
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