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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 Rapid Response Vessel Course (SOC 414)


80 hours (2 weeks). 

Brooklyn Navy Yard; Fort Totten, New York.

January 2019 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Proficiency exam
Supervised Practice
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: respond to and mitigate emergencies utilizing 33’ & 31’ FDNY response vessels in the maritime domain; comply with USCG Navigation Rules, utilize marine electronic equipment, including: chart plotter, radar, sonar, and multiple means of maritime communications, effectively coordinate during interagency operations and conduct FDNY firefighting and water-rescue procedures within the Port of NY/NJ in a safe and efficient manner.   


Instruction for the class includes classroom instruction, supervised practice, and a proficiency examination. Members learn about various types of marine vessels, USCG Navigation Rules, marine electronic equipment, interagency operations, and FDNY firefighting and water-rescue tactics employed in the maritime domain. This training ensures the safety of the residents and visitors to New York City’s five boroughs.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 4 semester hours in Fire Science, Fire Protection Technology, Marine Technology, or Small Vessel Operations (6/21).