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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

New York City Fire Department | Evaluated Learning Experience

Marine Maintenance and Rescue Diver Support (SOC 252)

50 hours (10 days).
New York City Fire Academy, Randalls Island.
February 2008 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to safely and effectively plan and perform repetitive dives in contaminated water for purposes of conducting for the purposes of conducting underwater hull inspections and completing maintenance and repairs of FDNY's fireboat fleet; provide emergency assistance (disentanglement) to a distressed maintenance diver, and when necessary, deliver surface supplied air; and provide technical support or augment an emergency dive operation in the form of tender support. 


Major topics include: skin/scuba equipment, equipment maintenance, search patterns, communication systems, night and limited visibility, buddy aid, tows, water entries and exits, victim removal techniques, dry suit fitting/diving, confined space dive, boat maintenance dive, and set up and pre-dive plan. Prerequisites: Advanced Scuba Diver (SOC 253), Municipal Rescue Diver (SOC 300), and Open Water Diver (SOC 251). 

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Physical Education, Recreation, or Fire Science (10/08) (6/13 revalidation) (6/18 revalidation).  NOTE: Marine Maintenance and Rescue Diver Support (SOC 252) and Municipal Rescue Diver (SOC 300) overlap in content. The total maximum recommended credit for the successful completion of both courses is 4 semester hours.