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ID
8-509-1255
Name
Boat Operator (Search and Rescue)
Status
Published
Updated
11/14/2019 10:30:49 AM
Released
11/07/2017
Resource Category
Search and Rescue
Primary Core Capability
Mass Search and Rescue Operations
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Personnel
Overall Function
The Boat Operator (Search and Rescue (SAR)) responds to maritime SAR missions and is responsible for the safety of crew and passengers
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed Team
Waterborne Search and Rescue Team
In conjunction with a NIMS typed unit
NIMS Typed Unit
 
Description Notes
Not Specified
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Types
Type Description
Type 1The Boat Operator (SAR): 1. Responds to maritime SAR missions from a boat 2. Serves as the senior member on the boat 3. Maintains responsibility for the safety and conduct of crew and passengers, safe operation and navigation of the boat, and completion of missions
Components
Component Notes  
EducationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
TrainingSuccessful completion of FLETC MLETP fulfills the education requirement for both Boat Crew Member and Boat Operator (SAR).
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Completion of the following: 1. IS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS-100 2. IS-200: Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response, ICS-200 3. IS-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction 4. IS-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction 5. National Association of State Boating Law Administration (NASBLA) Boat Operator Search and Rescue (BOSAR) Completion of one of the following: 1. Boat Crew Member (SAR) through the NASBLA Basic Crew Member course 2. Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) Marine Law Enforcement Training Program (MLETP)
ExperienceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Certificate of completion from NASBLA BOSAR Course or FLETC MLETP
Physical/Medical FitnessNIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System (NQS) defines Physical/Medical Fitness levels for NIMS positions.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 11. Arduous 2. Meets the AHJ’s minimum medical requirements 3. Meets the AHJ’s minimum physical fitness and swimming standards 4. Maintains immunizations in accordance with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control’s recommended adult immunization schedule for the United States of America
CurrencyProvider must carry out and use any background checks as applicable law specifies. This may include a background check completed within past 12 months; sex-offender registry check; and a local, state, and a local, state, and national criminal history.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 11. Meets task-specific standards at least once every 6 months, including the following: a. Underway hours: 20 hours, 10 of which must be nighttime hours b. Maneuvering a boat for personnel transfer: one day and one night c. Navigation: Navigate in day or night d. Man overboard recovery: one day and one night 2. Meets task-specific standards at least once every year, including the following: a. Basic Engineering Casualty Control Exercise: one set of drills b. Mooring evolution 3. Meets task-specific standards at least once every two years, including the following: a. Water survival exercise b. First aid training (such as for burns, hypothermia, shock, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and bleeding) 4. Background checks as applicable law permits or requires
Professional and Technical Licenses and CertificationsNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
Composition and Ordering Specifications
Specification
Discuss logistics for deploying this position, such as working conditions, length of deployment, security, lodging, transportation, and meals, prior to deployment
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Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, NIMS 508: Waterborne Search and Rescue Team
FEMA, NIMS 509: Boat Crew Member (Search and Rescue)
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017
FEMA, NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System, November 2017
FEMA, National Response Framework, June 2016
National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA), Boat Operations and Training (BOAT) Program Manual, Volumes I, II, and III, 2010
United States Coast Guard (USCG), Boat Crew Seamanship Manual, COMDTINST M16114.5C, 2003
USCG, Operations and Training (BOAT), Manual, Volume I, COMDTINST M16114.32C, 2013
USCG, Rescue and Survival Systems Manual, COMDTINST M10470.10F, 2007