Shore Responder

Shore Responder Course Objectives

Shore Responder Training Course

The Shore Responder can be any member of your department. A patrol officer or fire fighter often is the first on the scene, gathering information from witnesses for divers and helping prepare the dive team for a safe mission. Certified Shore Responders facilitate efforts among various responding public safety agencies while maintaining a safe scene for the duration of the incident. This valuable team member is a necessary component of every successful dive mission.

Program topics include:

  • Assembling scuba equipment
  • Dressing and preparing divers
  • Search pattern fundamentals
  • Basic scene evaluation and sketching
  • Patrol management
  • Introduction to decompression tables

Duration – 2 days (16 hours)
Recommended for – Public safety officers who respond to water incidents
Prerequisites – Member of a public safety agency and at least 18 years old