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UNIQUE SAFETY TRAINING OPPPORTUNITY FOR OUR CLUB
The window is short to sign up, but our Club is putting together a very unique and valuable safety training opportunity. We hope many of you will take advantage of it - I know I’m planning to be there. And, we are doing this at a cost substantially less than available anywhere else. Although the course is not offered until April, we need a head-count and sign-ups now in order to be able to lock in the presenters. So take a look at what follows, and if you have any interest, please go to the link on our calendar now to find out how to participate. If you have ever wanted to get to that next comfort level, here is your chance. Some more details follow.
This is an offshore safety and survival course presented by Life Raft and Safety Equipment in Tiverton, RI with groups divided into no more than 10 people. The course will include a review of safety equipment, emergency procedures, use of EPIRB’s, May-Day calls, and life raft deployment. Outdoor demonstrations will be conducted for both the use of flares and fire-fighting. A second in-water segment of the course will be conducted at the Boys and Girls Club in Newport, RI. This will include instruction for the deployment and proper use of life rafts. Participants will don their foul weather gear and PFD’s, and enter the swimming pool with a deployed life raft. Righting and entering the raft will be practiced by all. This will truly be an extensive and unique safety training experience at a very low cost. We hope to see many of you there!