EVERETT, Wash (Oct. 12, 2017) - Afloat Training Group Pacific Northwest (ATGPNW) Search and Rescue (SAR) Training Team conducts SAR proficiency training weekly at Naval Station Everett to ensure shipboard rescue readiness
In the event there is a need for rescue swimmers while underway, ships have a requirement to have at least two SAR swimmers aboard. ATGPNW SAR training is focused on small-boat rescue using the rigid-hull inflatable boat (RHIB) and shipboard rescue training with affixed rescue equipment such as the j-bar davit, an apparatus accessible from the exterior of the ship that lowers and raises personnel to and from the water.
ATGPNW Topside Department is responsible for SAR training and certification. They proctor training on ships and in the pool to ensure SAR readiness. Repetitive training for SAR swimmers is essential for teaching and ingraining lifesaving procedures and the use of lifesaving equipment.
ATGPNW conducts weekly SAR swimmer training on Tuesdays and Thursdays 0900 at Naval Station Everett base Tsunami Pool, located in the Commons building. To schedule training please email firstname.lastname@example.org.