If you hold and are proficient in the SLSA Bronze Medallion and also have a Certificate ll in Public Safety (Aquatic Search and Rescue) then here’s your opportunity to go to the next level.
SLSSA is facilitating a Silver Medallion Aquatic Rescue (SMAR) course on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 March 2018, at Port Noarlunga SLSC.
As the name of the course implies, this course is about planning and performing complex aquatic and land-based searches and rescues, in the daytime and at night. The course includes developing a SMEAC plan, reading topographic maps/nautical charts, retrieving a submerged object, using search and rescue equipment (including FLIRs etc), jetty/pier and rock entries/jumps, working with and around the JRB/RWC, plus more. Please see the attached Course Syllabus.
This course is directed at Patrol Captains, club 24/7 Call Out personnel, experienced patrol/water cover members, Support Service personnel etc.
Prerequisites for this course are:
- Be at least 16 years of age, and
- Complete a 400 metre swim in 8 minutes or less in a swimming pool of no less than 25 metres long (this will need to be signed off by a Club approved Assessor) – swim time to be conducted and provided to SLSSA prior to Friday 9 March, and
- Hold and be proficient in the SLSA Bronze Medallion (proficient for the 2017/18 season) and hold the Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue), and
- Complete the eLearning prerequisite
The cost per participant will be $50, to partially cover food, drinks and resources.
If any of your members meet the above requirements, and wish to be part of this course, please encourage registration by clicking on the following links http://e.mybookingmanager.com/SMARmarch2018
On registration, members will be sent an electronic version of the learner guide, and instructions on how to complete the elearning Search and Rescue module.
Click here for more information about the Course.