FAST RESCUE BOAT OPERATOR 2 (FRBO 2) – TEXSAR -Open
October 2, 2022 @ 00:32 UTC-5
Class size: Limited to 4 per available boat
Preregistration Required: (10% late fee less than 14 days before class) – CURRENT FRBO 1 certification through RTI REQUIRED!!!
COURSE DESCRIPTION: 16 hour course covering
- Approach and rescue concepts for Hydraulics
- Ferrying Lines across current
- High line tyrolean with boat on tether
- Night operations and rescues
- Rescue basket operations from boat
- Advanced Boat based rescue concepts
COURSE FORMAT: The FRBO 2 course is normally taught in a two day format. 0800-1700. There is night training in the FRBO 2 course.
- Day 1 -0800-1700 . Night Ops starting at dusk + 2.5 hours
- Day 2 – 0800-1700 all boat operations
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, FRBO 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.
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Applications due two weeks prior to class