The 15 minute Expert! PWC Operations
Mar25

The 15 minute Expert! PWC Operations

Personnel watercraft, are thrusting themselves into both the sport and public safety market at an unbelievable rate. The National Safe Boating Council states that more than 30% of all registered boats are personnel watercraft, while 60% of all boating and watercraft accidents involve PWC. A Personnel watercraft is described as any vessel with a water jet engine. The PWC functions as a wonderful rescue tool in a multitude of water...

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Real Life Training for Real Life Scenarios
Feb03

Real Life Training for Real Life Scenarios

Two dogs were rescued Monday afternoon after spending eight days trapped on Potsdam’s Sugar Island in the freezing weather. The St. Lawrence County Dive Team used a boat borrowed from Brookfield Power Corp. to cross the swift-moving Raquette River and a thin patch of ice to reach the starving chocolate Labrador retrievers, which ran away from home last month. To read more about the rescue click...

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Personal Water Craft (PWC)
Jan07

Personal Water Craft (PWC)

Personal Watercraft as a tool in surface and diving operations. Personal watercrafts (PWC’s) today are one of the most effective rapid response rescue tools available. They allow rescuers an ease of deployment and quick launching. They can be used as transport vessels for diving operations with limited boats. For surface rescues, such as overturned boats, person-overboard, person caught on a rock in a river, and medical emergency on a...

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