Hands-On: Emergency Equipment For Boaters

Emergency Equipment for Boating - Continuing Education at Seattle Central College

Class Overview

Fires, floods, and falling overboard -- no boater wants any of these things to happen, but every boater should know how to respond if these emergencies occur. In one afternoon, you'll learn the correct way to address various emergencies, and gain invaluable hands-on experience and practice using emergency, survival and rescue equipment. 

Learn how to fight a fire onboard ang get hands-on experience deploying a fire extinguisher and using a fire blanket on a live fire. Practice using handheld flares and other emergency signaling devices. Learn how to use overboard rescue equipment including throw bags, life rings, lifesling, and hoisting equipment, on a life-sized dummy. 

Explore how to use de-watering equipment, practice plugging and patching leaksand, and controlling flooding and sinking. Learn how to recover a person who has gone overboard and practice putting on an immersion suit quickly. 

These skills can keep you and your friends and family safe in the case of an emergency, and will boost your confidence, knowledge, experience by being more prepared at sea.

Learning Outcomes

In this class you will learn how to:

  • use firefighting on board 
  • use flares and other emergency signals 
  • recover a person overboard  
  • don an immersion suit 
  • control flooding/sinking

Who Should Take This Class?

  • Recreational boaters
  • Anyone interested in preparing for an emergency at sea  


Class Details

This class is in person at the beautiful Seattle Maritime Academy located at: 4455 Shilshole Ave NW Seattle, WA 98107


Summer 2022

  • 2 Session; Jul 18 to Jul 19 ; 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Location : SC -SMA General Class -SMA0111
  • Fee : $199
  • Class ID : 39017 ; SKU : 17646