More people spend a greater amount of time on and around our local waterways. Surrounding agencies are spread thin and now you want to get a boat. Whether your district has a lake or a bay, an ocean or river, are you truly ready to respond to a water related emergencies? Water rescue and recovery incidents have catapulted themselves into to the headlines. Car in the water, overturned vessels, missing kayakers are all to often events. With this we need to prepare ourselves to adequately, efficiently and most importantly safely respond to these events. In our 2-3 hr class we go beyond the tabletop discussions to look at how to launch a successful team. Responder safety, size-up, communications, equipment purchase priorities, body recovery, boat operations, command set-up and search techniques will be some of the items covered in this in depth powerpoint and demonstration.