ATGPNW Conducts Search and Rescue Training
EVERETT, Wash (Oct. 12, 2017) - Afloat Training Group Pacific Northwest (ATGPNW) Search and Rescue (SAR) Training Team conducts SAR proficiency training at Naval Station Everett Base pool with Sailors from the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo)

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 evrt_atgpnw_saro_@navy.mil.​​​










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