New York City Fire Department | Evaluated Learning Experience
Marine Rescue Medic Course (SOC 208)
24 Hours (Three days).
May 2019 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to safely operate on all FDNY Marine vessels as well as incorporate advanced medical care to patients in a maritime environment. Students will also be able to assist with various water-rescue procedures employed by the FDNY, and gain proficiency in operating in a multiagency / multijurisdictional maritime environment.
Major topics taught in this course include: Waterfront safety, overview of vessels, use of maritime communications, responding to assignments, responding to a man overboard, removal of a victim from the water, transfer of patient care to land based units, boarding different sized vessels, hypothermia, swim assessment. Prerequisite: EMS Rescue Medical Technician (SOC 206).
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Emergency Medical Services, Health Science, Emergency Management, or Marine Technology (6/21).