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SURF RESCUE

What are the (5) positions in SURF RESCUE operations?

- Rescue Corrdinator

- Spotter

- Primary Rescuer

- Secondary Rescuer

- Tether Firefighter

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SURF RESCUE

True/False

In a 4-Firefighter Engine Company, the Officer will also assume the responsibilities of the Spotter until an additional unit arrives.

TRUE

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SURF RESCUE

What will the Primary Rescuer have on and be equipped with?

- don PFD and fins

- equipped with torpedo

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SURF RESCUE

What will the Secondary Rescuer have on and be equipped with?

- don PFD and fins

- equipped with tether line only or tethered surfboard

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SURF RESCUE

What are the duties of the Tether Firefighter?

- assist rescuers in donning equipment

- feeds, controls the tether line, pulls rescuers and victims back to safety

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SURF RESCUE

How does the Primary Rescuer operate in a "Line Rescue"?

- enters the water walking backwards

- swims to victim (torpedo dragged behind)

- stops before reaching victim (ambulatory victim - hands torpedo to victim/ non-ambulatory victim - grabs from rear rests victims back on rescuers chest, holds torpedo under victims armpits)

- establishes buoyancy and awaits secondary rescuer

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SURF RESCUE

How does the Secondary Rescuer operate in a "Line Rescue"?

- enters water with tether line and harness

- hands harness to Primary Rescuer

- both rescuers hold victim under the arms, other hand holding the harness

- pulled to shore by Tether Firefighter

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SURF RESCUE

What must all members entering the water wear?

Life preserves

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