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1

broaching is _____

the turning of your boat broadside to the
swell or wave

2

broaching may cause _____.

capsizing

3

Chapter 5, Article 6

Surface Water Rescue SOGs

4

Chapter 5 Article 6 Section 1 is _____
Chapter 5 Article 6 Section 2 is _____

RWC operations
RWC training

5

parbuckling is used to _____ using a _____.

move a load
simple 2:1 MA system

6

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

7

PFD is a "_____" and must be _____.

personal floatation device
USCG approved

8

"rider active"

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.

9

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
risk-benefit analysis.
determining a plan of action
constant monitoring
evaluation

10

5 steps to Risk Management

ID the hazards
Analyze/determine level of acceptable risk
Determine Plan
Implement Plan with Controls in Place
Evaluate and Supervision

11

all watercraft are designed to transport ___
and keep personnel _____.

personnel and equipment
out of the water

12

watercraft conveyances are _____.

devices meant to transport, move,
or lift watercraft in order to facilitate entry
or exit from the water.

13

high surf advisories are issued when the
wave heights reach _____.

15' on N and W facing shores
8' on S and E facing shores

14

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)

15

a small craft advisory is also issued in
channel waters when the wind is out of the
NW-ESE at _____.

30-33 knots

16

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
periods
3)south swells 4' or greater with long
>13s periods
4)N and NE swells 5' or greater with long
periods

17

gale warning is when sustained surface
winds or _____ reach _____.

frequent gusts
34-47 knots

18

storm warnings are when _____ or frequent
gusts reach _____.

sustained surface winds
48-63 knots

19

hurricane force wind warnings are at
_____ sustained surface wind speeds.

64 knots or greater

20

tropical storm warnings occur when a
_____ with winds at _____ is expected in coastal areas within _____.

tropical cyclone
34-63 knots
24hr

21

hurricane warnings occur when a _____
with winds at _____ is expected in
coastal areas within _____.

hurricane
34-63 knots
24hr

22

hurricane warnings may remain in effect
with lower winds if ____ and/or _____ are
present.

dangerously high water
exceptionally high waves

23

RWCs have the following 13 pieces of
equipment. If they do not have this equipment, then the RWC _____.

1)USCG PFDs
2)HFD Pack Radios w/waterproof
protection
3)HFD approved helmets
4)Mask, Snorkel, Fins, and Belt sets
5)Rescue Tube (parbuckling device)
6)Rescue Sled
7)Throw rope with bag
8)Audible signaling device
9)Visual signaling device
10)fire extinguisher
11)tool kit including spark plugs
12)bow hook webbing
13 knife is optional
shall not be operated!

24

5 requirements for RWC instructors

1)maintain a current HFD water safety
program card.
2)pass the physical agility test
3)complete the 80hr instructor course
4)complete 8hr annual refresher training
5)complete HFD's Towing Familiarization
training.

25

RWC operators have 4 requirements

1)maintain a current HFD Water Safety
Program Card
2)complete an initial 56hr RWC field
operators program training course.
3)complete a minimum of 10hr of quarterly
training
4)complete HFD's Towing Familiarization
training.

26

RWC companies are required to complete
_____ of quarterly training and complete
_____ for all potential _____ and _____.

10hr
HFD-9LRs
launch points
ocean hazard areas

27

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
13)avoid broaching
14)limit towing to similar size craft or smaller
15)clean/maintain after each incident

28

use the HFD-____ to document the RWC
inspection/maintenance records

21 WC
(Daily Watercraft Maintenance Report)

29

initial dispatch of an RWC will include a
_____ and _____. An _____ shall be
dispatched to assist with _____.

rescue company
air 1
additional company
land-based operations

30

operations during darkness require _____
approval

F3 or higher

31

If the IC and RWC team deem that safe
operations are possible after hours
than it is ok to rescue a _____, ______,
and _____ victim.

located
identified
viable

32

towing with an RWC is only done after ____.

life safety needs have been met.

33

Prior to towing, check 5 things and ensure
security

1)tow hitch
2)safety pins and cotters
3)safety chains
4)electrical connection/lights
5)tie down straps
6)equipment

34

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.
6)launch RWC
7)exit ramp and rinse trailer
rolleez

35

minimum # of FF for launching and
recovering the RWC

4

36

HFD-9LR

the RWC Launch and Recovery Site
Pre-Plan

37

as with the RWC, the trailer and equipment
must be ______, ______, and ______ after
each use.

washed
inspected
maintained