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1

What are the positions for the lock on the hoist hook during deployments and recoveries of RS?

1. shall be in the unlocked position for bare hook recovery of the RS.
2. shall be in the locked position during all vert surface deployments.
3. should be in the unlocked position during all other deployments and
recoveries.

p. 2-4

2

What body of water SHALL the 500 yd swim, underwater swims, and 200 yd buddy tow be completed in during the physical training screen exam?

Shall be completed in a measured 25 yard pool

at no time shall the physical training screen exam be performed in a pond, lake, river, or ocean

p. 3-1

3

What body of water should the swim workouts be completed in?

Should be performed in a measured 25 yard pool. To allow flexibility and realistic training RS may occasionally conduct swim workout in a pond, lake, river, or ocean

p. 3-1

4

Lifesaving drills may be performed in what?

Measured pool, 25 yards, or under open water training conditions

p 3-1

5

What does the RS do if the survivor wraps their legs around them?

The RS shall locate the survivors knees using the thumbs. Apply pressure to the inside pressure points of the knee while pushing downward.

p. 2-47 Caution

6

What on scene conditions determine the use of the RS?

1. sea state
2. water/air temp
3. predatory life
4. other environmental factors
5. ability of the RS to safely complete the mission

1-1

7

What manual provides authorized RS equipment descriptions and maintenance procedures?

COMDTINST M13520.1

1-1

8

What are the restrictions for an RS to swim under objects?

An RS SHALL NOT swim under/into parachutes, layers of ice, capsized or submerged vessel, aircraft, or vehicle.

An RS is permitted to search visually and reach inside while maintaining a grasp on a reference point

1-2

9

What manual provides SDAP?

COMDTINST 1430.1

1-2

10

What must be met for an RS to to eligible for SDAP

RS must be serving at a helicopter unit tasked to maintain helicopter RS and fulfilling all appropriate operational and physical training requirements set forth

1-2

11

Who approves SDAP, when is it due, and what appendix will you find the message?

1. CO
2. January
3. Appendix B

1-2

12

Where will you find the message example sent after a noteworthy case where lessons can be learned or problems with RS equipment arise?

Appendix A

1-2

13

CAUTION

The appropriate flight or water ensemble with aircrew flight helmet, Visor ___, SHALL be worn by the RS when being hoisted to a ___ or ___.

visor down
vessel or land

1-3

14

What is the complete flight ensemble

1. flight suit or dry suit
2. flight gloves
3. flight boots
4. RS harness with SEAS bottle while over water
5. aircrew flight helmet

1-4 Appendix C

15

Water deployment ensemble

1. wet suit or dry suit
2. RS harness
3. fins and booties/rock boots/water boots
4. mask and snorkel

1-4 Appendix C

16

NOTE

Water deployment ensemble chosen will be at the ____ of the __ based on __ ___ variables. A dry suit is required to be worn if water temperature is ___ degrees or below

discretion of the RS
water temperature
55

1-4

17

What are the specifications for wearing the wet/dry suit hood or surf cap

RS SHALL wear if water temperature is 55 degrees or below and during all night operations regardless of water temperature

1-4

18

The RS protective helmet with SOLAS grade reflective tape shall be worn during what

operations conducted in surf, cave, rock, white water areas, or areas of debris

1-5

19

Vertical surface/land deployment ensemble

1. flight or dry suit
2. flight or protective gloves
3. flight boots/cliff boots
4. RS harness
5. aircrew flight helmet with visor down/or approved goggles/face mask
6. yellow arm bands when not in dry suit

1-5 Appendix C

20

HSD

10 ft
245 lb breaking strength
attached to equipment attachment ring, small eye of hoist hook


1-5

21

What environmental conditions can cause the development of substantial electrical fields and may warrant use of HSD

Widespread, low, thick ceilings, electrical storms forming nearby, and calm seas

1-6

22

What manual contains the pilot, fm, and RS initial and recurrent flight training requirements for RS operations

Air Ops 3710.1 series

1-6

23

How long does the RS have to reapply to take the certification test again after notification of failure of the first and second test?

What must be done if a third test is failed?

30 days

Again attend National Registry EMT certification training

1-6/1-7

24

What must be done to be designated a helicopter rescue swimmer

1. complete a military helicopter rescue swimmer school
2. complete basic aircrew syllabus for type of aircraft and BA
flights
3. complete both RS ground and flight portion of the syllabus
4. complete the initial RS standard PT test
5. complete certification as a Coast Guard NREMT-B

1-7

25

In instances of urgent operational necessity, rescue swimmers from a single or dual rotor wing unit may deploy from either airframe after receiving what?

thorough passenger brief

1-7

26

Where are the handholds on the 60 and 65 airframe

60- each side of the main cabin door
65- located on the boom stanchion

1-8

27

Where can the RS qualification syllabi be found

Coast Guard portal website

1-9

28

What should the RS do at the beginning of each duty day

inspect their own equipment and the units supplemental RS SAR and EMT equipment

2-1

29

Where are the RS hand signals found

Appendix D

2-1

30

Where is the mask positioned during a free fall deployment

on the forehead throughout the whole evolution

2-1

31

What does the RS do during free fall deployment after the FM taps 3 times on the shoulder?

checks the altitude and ensures area is clear of debris and then deploys

2-2

32

During a free fall what should the RS do to prevent injury

RS should maintain a partially seated position with knees slightly bent allowing the heels to impact the water first, followed by the buttocks

2-2

33

When may a rescue sling or harness deployment be used

at night or anytime conditions dictate, such as debris or broken ice in water, questionable water depth, or high sea state

2-2 Note

34

Where is the RS mask positioned during sling, harness, and direct deployments

1. on forehead when directed to come forward and positioned in
doorway
2. on face after FM taps the RS once on the chest

2-3, 2-4

35

What is used in conjunction with the trail line deployment

harness deployment only, quick release, aircrew protective helmet

2-5

36

The use of the trail line may not be the best method for affecting the rescue based on what

sea state, size of vessel, and platform instability

2-5

37

What is the trail line used for

As a means to stabilize the RS while deploying to a vessel, unstable platform, or land

2-5

38

When does the FM hand the weak link to the RS and who connects it to the gated eye of the quick release?

prior to delivering the trail
the FM or RS

2-14

39

How high do you hoist a training physical grip

10 ft

2-14 Warning

40

How high shall you hoist a live survivor facing away from RS while training

10 ft and then lowered to the water to be repositioned

2-14

41

When do you tighten the crotch strap of the quick strop

For an unconscious or incapacitated survivor and not tightened until a load is taken on the hoist cable

2-14

42

How is the quick strop positioned on the RS during a directdeployment

On either shoulder with the friction keeper close to the RS's self locking hook

2-15

43

Where shall the RS be delivered during a direct deployment

5 ft above the water at the highest wave and then into the water 2-3 ft from the survivor

2-15

44

How shall the RS and survivor be positioned during the hoist and after in the cabin

RS with on hand on the friction keeper with legs around survivor's arms. RS shall make sure survivor's does not contact the bottom of the helicopter

RS shall ensure the survivor is well inside the helicopter in a sitting or supine position on the deck with the cabin door shut or blocked by the FM

2-16

45

When and how shall the double lift recovery be used

hypothermic or large framed survivor put in semi supine position

20 minutes

2-18

46

Which strop is applied first during the double pick up

The rescue sling SHOULD be applied first to provide means of floatation for the survivor

The RS SHALL assess the situation and apply the rescue sling and quick strop as required

2-19 Note

47

Based on what conditions may the quick strop be applied first for double lift

position, size, and or physical condition of the survivor as long as the survivors airway is not compromised

2-19

48

What should be taken into consideration when applying the safety strap of the rescue sling

Do not over tighten the safety strap as it may restrict the survivor's ability to breath

2-19

49

During a vertical surface deployment what does the RS do before FM taps once on the chest

discuss the vert surface insertion point and route with pilot and FM while on ICS

2-22

50

During a vert surface deployment what does the RS do after the FM taps once on the chest

RS disconnects from ICS and releases gunners belt

2-22

51

What should the vert surface route avoid

Exposing the survivor to rotor wash, falling debris, and other hazards

2-22

52

The physical grip recovery should be considered for the rescue of what

Extreme small survivors, rescues in swift water, etc., where the application of current rescue devices cannot be used or time does not allow for immediate use of specific equipment

2-24

53

When may the RS disconnect during an ice disembark deployment

After a thorough prebrief and check of the stability of the surrounding ice

2-27

54

What is the preferred method of recovery for survivors without spinal injuries

basket recovery

2-34

55

How close should be the basket and litter be delivered to the RS

5-10 ft

2-34

56

How should the survivor be positioned during a basket or litter recovery

Survivors back into the prevailing seas/wind. Upon reaching rotor wash, position survivors back towards helicopter

Airway clear

2-34

57

Once the survivor is positioned in the litter, the RS SHALL connect what strap under the survivors arms and over the chest

The remainder are left at the discretion of the RS

Gray restraint

2-36

58

When can the RS remove survivor floatation

Only removed as a last resort to effect the rescue

2-36

59

What position shall the locking hoist hook be in during a litter recovery

Locked

2-37

60

What is a warning for over tightening the safety strap of the survivor sling

Restricting the survivors ability to breath

2-40 Warning

61

At what distance do you execute a quick reverse

A safe distance

2-41

62

When do you not use an underwater approach

when a raft, lines, debris, or a parachute is attached to or in the immediate vicinity of the survivor

2-43

63

What are the three steps taken as soon as the survivors arms are felt encircling the head

take a quick breath of air, tuck chin down to the side, submerges with the survivor

2-47

64

For a front hand hold release, If the survivors head is on the right of the RS's head, the RS bring their ____ arm up and over encircling the arm, and places their ____ hand securely against the survivors ____ cheek with the thumb hooked under the ___ pressure point. The ____ hand is brought up beneath the survivors other arm, seizing it in a grip, with the thumb just above the ____ at the pressure point.

1. right
2. right
3. right
4. jaw
5. left
6. elbow

2-48

65

For a front head hold release, if the survivors head is on the right of the RS's head, which hand is released and goes across the chest

Right hand

2-48

66

What does the RS use to prioritize multiple survivors

Best Judgement

2-53

67

What is the first thing you do when approaching a down aviator

establish communications, grasp survivors harness, and then remove O2

2-55

68

What is done before inflating survivors floatation

The RS shall disconnect the chest fitting and any hardware that will restrict the inflation bladder, causing possible chest crushing injuries

2-55 Warning

69

What is recommended with cutting shroud lines from a parachute

hook knife or pocket shroud cutter

2-56

70

What is the order of removing lines and straps from a parachuted downed aviator

release chest strap, inflate vest, clear shoulders or remove shoulder straps then lines, release O2 from seat-pan and regulator, remove seat-pan, submerge down the spinal cord, disconnect leg fittings and clear lines, and then give final head to toe check

2-56

71

What are the commands and meanings with vectoring procedures

1. commence right turn- start turn to the right
2. commence left turn- start turn to the left
3. stop turn- stop turning

2-58

72

What are the advisories during aircraft vectoring

1. continue ___ turn- continue turning right or left
2. I am at your ___ o'clock approx. ___ miles- the swimmers pre-
sent position and distance relative to the aircraft.
3. mark, mark, mark- mark position. aircraft should be directly
overhead of rescue swimmer on last mark.

2-60

73

Between vectoring commands and advisories, the RS may begin telling the aircrew what?

Their condition and equipment or signals that are available. Inform the pilot of the surface winds relative to the aircrafts position and heading if possible.

2-60

74

Where are the hover/landing lights recommended positioned during vectoring

12 o' clock

2-60

75

When a swimming pool is temporarily unavailable or an RS is deployed away from their home station without access to a pool, the swim workout is waived and replaced with what

RS shall complete the ground physical training workout 3 times per calendar week.

3-2

76

How often is aircraft vectoring, litter and parachute disentanglement training completed

Every 180 days from date of last completion( operational RS only)

3-2

77

What is the requirement for EMT recurrent classroom and practical training

3 hours per quarter for each(operational and nonoperational RS)

3-2

78

What are the helicopter RS ops deployment requirements

6 per quarter...2DD(one should be a double lift), 2 FF, and 2 sling/harness. ( operational RS only) to water, ice, vessel, or vertical surface and recover

3-3

79

The physical training screen exam SHALL include what

warm up, movement preparation, and post exercise stretches

3-3

80

Any RS failing to complete the monthly physical training screen exam due to leave, temporary assigned duty, night check, medical grounding, etc., is not authorized to stand duty or deploy as an operational RS until the physical training screen exam is completed

True

3-3

81

Who administers the monthly physical training screen exam

Shop supervisor, RS flight examining board member, or an RS instructor

3-4

82

Any RS that fails the monthly physical training screen exam for 3 consecutive months will be placed on performance probation IAW COMDTINST 1000.6

True

3-4

83

How will all exercises be completed

Strict adherence to form, minimum repetitions shall be completed comfortably without stopping for rest

3-4

84

How long to complete the 500 yard swim

12 minutes with swimsuits only(goggles optional) no snorkel

3-4

85

How long for 25 yard underwaters

Consecutively with maximum of 60 seconds rest between swims

3-4

86

What are the requirements for the land portion of physical training screen exam

push ups- 50 in 2 minutes
sit ups- 60 in 2 minutes
pull ups- 5 no time limit
chin ups- 5 no time limit

3-4

87

What are the physical training and swimming workout elements designed for

To maintain the flexibility, strength, and endurance an RS needs to function for 30 minutes while assisting persons in heavy seas

3-5

88

How long for the ground and swim training workout to be completed

90 minute each excluding transport time

3-5,6

89

How many days a week are allowed for the ground and swim workout

2 days for ground, 1 day for swim

3-5,6

90

What is included in the ground workout

Movement prep, warm up, plyometrics, power, strength, endurance training, 30 minutes of energy system development, and post exercise stretches

3-5

91

What is the preferred method for ESD and how long

Swimming

30 minutes min

other examples- running, cycling, stationary cycling machine, cross country ski machine, stair step, etc.

3-5

92

What is included in the swim workout

Warm up, movement prep, post exercise stretches

600 yd crawl swim- 15 minutes
1000 yd gear swim- 20 minutes
4x25 yd underwater swims- 60 seconds rest in between
300 yd buddy tow- no time limit

Crawl swim and gear swim done consecutively changing into RS gear in 5 minutes or less

3-6

93

How many hours of continuing education

48 hours

3-7

94

How many hours for EMT refresher course

24 hour

3-3

95

What EMT classroom training is due in 1st quarter jan-mar

1.respiratory and cardiac emergencies and AED review
2. injuries to the head and spine
3. obstetrical and pediatric emergencies

3-8

96

What EMT classroom training is required for 2nd quarter APR-JUN

1. Water related emergencies and near drowning
2. heat emergencies
3. burns and soft tissue injuries

3-8

97

What EMT classroom training is required for 3rd quarter JUL-SEP

1. Multi casualty incidents and EMS response to terrorism
2. musculoskeletal injuries and acute abdominal emergencies
3. hypothermia and localized cold injuries

3-8

98

What EMT classroom training is required for the 4th quarter OCT-DEC

1. anatomy and physiology/blood pathogens level 1
2. assessment of the trauma medical patient
3. medical emergencies

3-9

99

How high off the deck is the RS raised for the load check

"Clear" of the deck

2-4

100

What position should the aircraft be in during trail line deployment of the RS

A position to lower RS to a safe height and to provide RS with the most vertical position for deployment.

2-6

101

When is the weak link end of the trail line connected to the gated eye of the trail line quick release

Once the trail line is paid out

2-12

102

How should the RS be positioned on the vertical surface

Sit back in harness assume rappelling position, RS waist bent at 90 degrees, legs extended, with knees slightly bent, and feet firmly against the surface

2-22

103

The RS shall wear the aircrew flight helmet, visor down, or an approved RS protective helmet with goggles/ski goggles as outlined in ________

CGTO PG-85-00-330

2-26 Warning

104

How shall the helicopter maintain wheels during ice disembarkment evolutions

Lightly on ice

2-26 Note

105

What is critical to prevent injury of survivor when placing in the basket while in heavy seas

Timing of the sea state

2-34 Caution

106

What is a caution for using the medevac board while in the water

There is no floatation so do not use in the water for possible loss

2-35 Caution

107

What is the order of strap connection on the litter

Gray strap first the rest of the sequence is at the discretion of RS, however the black chest pad strap shall be connected

2-36

108

The locking hoist hook shall be in the ____ position for all litter recoveries

Locked

2-36 Warning

109

How is the survivors back positioned during the hoist connection portion of the litter recovery

Survivors back positioned towards the helicopter

2-37

110

For a front approach what does the RS do after grasping the survivors wrist

1. RS leans back
2. Pulls survivors arm across and in front of their body
3. Rotates the survivor onto their back
5. RS places the survivor in a cross chest, collar tow, or equipment tow

2-41,42

111

What is the process of the rear surface approach

RS swims towards and over the survivors back, places hands under the survivors arm pits. Maintain ICIC and rotate 180 degrees.

2-42

112

When should the under water approach be used

As a last resort to gain control of a panicking or out of control survivor

2-44

113

When is a cross chest carry tow be difficult to perform and what could be used instead

Large frame survivors and military crew members due to their floatation and survival equipment

Collar tow or equipment tow

2-46

114

What is a warning when using collar or equipment tow

Restricting breathing or circulation of the survivor

2-46 Warning

115

What should be done if the survivor wraps their legs around the RS

RS shall locate the survivors knees using their thumbs, apply pressure to the inside pressure points of the knee while pushing downwards

2-47

116

What does the RS do for a rear head hold release

RS places both hands on survivors top arm and pulls downward to the RS hips, RS rotates the hand closest to the wrist and grips firmly. RS slides the other hand up to the elbow pressure point. Rotate the survivors arm over the RS head and place survivors wrist in the small of their back. The hand holding the elbow is released

2-50

117

Which hand does the RS rotate when performing the rear head hold release

The hand closest to the wrist

2-50

118

What hand does the RS slide to the survivors elbow pressure point

The hand not closest to the survivors wrist

2-50

119

How far away does the RS swim after performing an escape

Well out of reach of the survivor

2-51

120

Under what circumstances shall an RS submerge under a parachute

None

2-54 Warning

121

What should the parachute never come between the RS and survivor

The RS could lose sight of the survivor or become entangled in the parachute or suspension lines

2-54 Warning

122

After establishing comms with the downed aviator what is the next step

From the rear grasp harness between the shoulder blades establishing ICIC and pull into the wind and away from the parachute canopy

2-55

123

What is the next step of a downed aviator after pulling them into the wind and away from the canopy

Remove Oxygen if applicable

2-55

124

When should the RS not use the MADPU with a downed aviator

A suspected spinal injury

2-56

125

What direction should you approach the aviator in a SEAWARS canopy

Upwind side

2-57

126

What is the goal of radio vectoring

Vector an aircraft to your position with the least amount of turns possible

2-59

127

How often are litter and parachute disentanglement drills completed

180 days

3-2

128

How often are the physical training screen exam and lifesaving drills completed

One time per calendar month

3-2

129

All rescue swimmers are required to be evaluated by an ATC mobile Stan swimmer once every how often

4 years

3-3 Note

130

If grounding exceeds the 15 month period of the RS current Stan check , they must complete an RS Stan check to include physical training screen exam with a local flight examining board member or an ATC mobile evaluator prior to performing the duties of an operational RS

True

3-3

131

What is the intention of the warm up

Increase blood flow to the muscles and the heart rate

3-5 Note

132

How long for the swim workout do you have to complete

90 minutes excluding transport time

3-6

133

How long for the 600 yard workout crawl swim

15 minutes

3-6

134

How long for the 1000 yard gear swim

20 minutes

3-6

135

The crawl and gear workout swim shall be completed consecutively and how long do you have to change

5 minutes or less

3-6

136

How long is the workout buddy and what is the time limit

300 yards and no time limit

3-6

137

Can operational deployments be used to fulfill lifesaving drill requirements

Yes

3-7

138

What is the Emergency Medical Technician Record of Continuing Education

CG-5550

3-8 Note

139

How many hours of continuing education are required for recertification

72 hours

24 hour refresher course and 48 hours of additional continuing EMS related education

3-10

140

Where can the the RS deployment message format be found

Appendix A

A-1

141

Where can the RS Training Ensemble be found

Appendix C

C-1

142

Where can the SDAP certification message be found

Appendix B

B-1

143

Where can the RS hand signals be found

Appendix D

D-1

144

Where can pre-exercise movements, corrective/static stretches, and exercise descriptions

Appendix E

E-1

145

Where can the RS training record example be found

Appendix F

F-1