Flashcards in Surface Water Rescue SOGs(RWC Section 1) Deck (37):
broaching is _____
the turning of your boat broadside to the
swell or wave
broaching may cause _____.
Chapter 5, Article 6
Surface Water Rescue SOGs
Chapter 5 Article 6 Section 1 is _____
Chapter 5 Article 6 Section 2 is _____
parbuckling is used to _____ using a _____.
move a load
simple 2:1 MA system
parbuckling is when the load is ____ formed
from a rope, a webbing, a rescue tube, a
blanket, netting, etc. this creates a _____.
placed inside a bight
simple 2:1 MA
PFD is a "_____" and must be _____.
personal floatation device
the operator and sled-rider perform weight
shifting maneuvers in unison resulting in
better trim of the RWC and better efficiency
and effectiveness during operations.
risk management is designed to ______. It
is best done by _____ and _____ that requires
constant _____ and _____.
prevent loss of life, minimize injuries, and
minimize property loss.
by performing a risk assessment and
determining a plan of action
5 steps to Risk Management
ID the hazards
Analyze/determine level of acceptable risk
Implement Plan with Controls in Place
Evaluate and Supervision
all watercraft are designed to transport ___
and keep personnel _____.
personnel and equipment
out of the water
watercraft conveyances are _____.
devices meant to transport, move,
or lift watercraft in order to facilitate entry
or exit from the water.
high surf advisories are issued when the
wave heights reach _____.
15' on N and W facing shores
8' on S and E facing shores
small craft advisories are issued when
winds are at _____ from the NW-ESE and
when winds are at _____ from the W-SE.
25-33 knots (coastal waters)
20-33 knots (coastal and channel waters)
a small craft advisory is also issued in
channel waters when the wind is out of the
NW-ESE at _____.
small craft advisories are issued for the
following 4 swell sizes
1)open ocean swells 10' or greater
2)swells 6' or greater with short 6-8s
3)south swells 4' or greater with long
4)N and NE swells 5' or greater with long
gale warning is when sustained surface
winds or _____ reach _____.
storm warnings are when _____ or frequent
gusts reach _____.
sustained surface winds
hurricane force wind warnings are at
_____ sustained surface wind speeds.
64 knots or greater
tropical storm warnings occur when a
_____ with winds at _____ is expected in coastal areas within _____.
hurricane warnings occur when a _____
with winds at _____ is expected in
coastal areas within _____.
hurricane warnings may remain in effect
with lower winds if ____ and/or _____ are
dangerously high water
exceptionally high waves
RWCs have the following 13 pieces of
equipment. If they do not have this equipment, then the RWC _____.
2)HFD Pack Radios w/waterproof
3)HFD approved helmets
4)Mask, Snorkel, Fins, and Belt sets
5)Rescue Tube (parbuckling device)
7)Throw rope with bag
8)Audible signaling device
9)Visual signaling device
11)tool kit including spark plugs
12)bow hook webbing
13 knife is optional
shall not be operated!
5 requirements for RWC instructors
1)maintain a current HFD water safety
2)pass the physical agility test
3)complete the 80hr instructor course
4)complete 8hr annual refresher training
5)complete HFD's Towing Familiarization
RWC operators have 4 requirements
1)maintain a current HFD Water Safety
2)complete an initial 56hr RWC field
operators program training course.
3)complete a minimum of 10hr of quarterly
4)complete HFD's Towing Familiarization
RWC companies are required to complete
_____ of quarterly training and complete
_____ for all potential _____ and _____.
ocean hazard areas
15 RWC operational guidelines
1)obey all federal, state, and local laws
2)maintain/inspect on daily basis
3)operate RWCs with a minimum of 2 FF
4)operate RWCs with a maximum of 3 FF
5)1/2hr after sunrise to 1/2hr before sunset
6)risk management prior to launching
7)do not operate in surf > 8'
8)if a small craft advisory is in effect, keep
operations within 1 mile of shore
9)do not operate if gale, trop. storm,
and hurricane warnings are in effect
10)do not operate if imminent tsunami
11)operate up to 3 miles offshore
12)operate at moderate speeds
14)limit towing to similar size craft or smaller
15)clean/maintain after each incident
use the HFD-____ to document the RWC
(Daily Watercraft Maintenance Report)
initial dispatch of an RWC will include a
_____ and _____. An _____ shall be
dispatched to assist with _____.
operations during darkness require _____
F3 or higher
If the IC and RWC team deem that safe
operations are possible after hours
than it is ok to rescue a _____, ______,
and _____ victim.
towing with an RWC is only done after ____.
life safety needs have been met.
Prior to towing, check 5 things and ensure
2)safety pins and cotters
5)tie down straps
When launching the RWC, perform 7
functions. If at a beach use the _____ to
launch and recover the RWC.
1)position apparatus and trailer as close to
launch site as possible
2)cordon off a safe work zone
3)prep RWC for launch
4)reverse trailer with at least 2 spotters
5)apply anchor lock, chock tires or remain
in apparatus operator seat at all times.
7)exit ramp and rinse trailer
minimum # of FF for launching and
recovering the RWC
the RWC Launch and Recovery Site