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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 Rescue Medic Course (SOC 208)


24 Hours (Three days).

Randall’s Island, Ft. Totten and Brooklyn Navy Yard – Marine 6

May 2019 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

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 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). 

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Emergency Medical Services, Health Science, Emergency Management, or Marine Technology (6/21).