Shawn Alladio working the Mavericks Surf Contest 2010

Shawn Alladio working the Mavericks Surf Contest 2010
Mavericks Water Patrol

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Team 5 Foundation

Team 5 Foundation

Here is a great fundraiser that supports Team 5 Medical Foundation  Join up on the online auction! #Team5Foudation #T5 #Veteran #Medic #Pleaseshare #Veterancause

Monday, January 12, 2015

Maritime Law Enforcement Training Center - Los Angeles Port Police

The Port of Los Angeles, in partnership with the State of California Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, has developed the country's first Maritime Training Course specifically designed to train state and local law enforcement personnel. The focus of the training is to provide basic through advanced instruction for crew members on law enforcement and public safety vessels operated by local authorities, including boat handling, chart reading and navigation training. Students receive comprehensive training on 

Wednesday, December 24, 2014



Rescue Swimmers have not only the Heart and Soul of our Country. They give 1000% for those who wait for the 'hope of rescue'. These are our finest #Watermen 

Their crews are highly trained, equipped and dedicated to service. These are our elite#lifesavers, the #GuardiansOfTheSea

They are the Guardians of our Peril and we THANK THEM for putting their lives on the line to bring us home to our love ones.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Boating safety course becomes mandatory in California in 2015

Boating safety course becomes mandatory in California in 2015

Californian Boaters Get Ready!  It is time to take your boating safety course!

Question: Do you have your boating safety course certificate?

It the answer is no, you have a few days left to go online!

New boating laws are set to go into effect in California with the start of the new year, including one that would require anyone operating a boat to complete a vessel operator course.

Co-authored by Democratic state Sens. Bill Monning and Mark DeSaulnier, SB 941 requires recreational boaters to pass a sanctioned boating education course and obtain a vessel operator card in order to operate a motorboat. Gov. Jerry Brown signed the bill into law in September.

#Nasbla #approved #Boating #education

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Bombardier Sea Doo 'Wet Rock' SAR 1st Test K38 Japan 岩場への接岸テスト

BRP Sea Doo SAR Rescue Water Craft Wet Rock Test Phase for Review


Bombardier SEA DOO SAR

December 2014

Rigid Hull Inflatable Rescue Craft


Test Model - Phase 1

'Wet Rock' - 2 P.O.B.

Surge 1 Meter - 3' Feet

We will conduct 100 of these Wet Rock Tests. This will ensure our K38 clients who purchase the SAR will have effective training skillsets needed for professional development


Motorist Stranded on Flooded Roadway Assisted by Rescue Water Craft

Here is a Fire Service Agency utilizing their Rescue Water Craft (RWC) to assist a motorist in Sonoma County on a flooded roadway with standing water.  With the response time and water depth and low risk of current flow, it might have been faster to walk the motorist out of the area, but then that would depend on other factors. The depth of water in these situations can be too shallow for the draft of a water intake draw into the jet pump and or the hull can strike the roadway and damage the gelcoat.  Regardless, it is a great effort and we appreciate viewing a good operator conducting a positive point of contact in this assist.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Rescue Water Craft Training - Secure Your Stop!

K38 students, here is a reminder for your of the K38 Way of Training you have completed. This will assist you in staying proficient in your skills for your underway training programs to increase your skills, you need to continually train! Remember your certification every 3 years expires. Stay in step with your skills so you can better serve the public good! Thanks for staying connected!

#K38 #K38WayOfTraining #RescueWaterCraft #Jetski #PersonalWaterCraft #PWC #RWC #Leadership #Student #skills #Training #Certification #Reminder

Rescue Water Craft Student Training Reminders 'Seconds and Feet'

Hello ‪#‎K38‬ Colleagues! Here is a video from a recent course; K38 training review for certified students. This will assist you in practicing the skillsets you learned during training for your Rescue Water Craft certification process for an Open Water Course.

Rescue Water Craft Training - 3 Minutes of K38 Student Self Teaching

This video is posted for Rescue Water Craft Technical Operators as a case study for marine response for traumatic injuries or marine life attacks. The comments are dialogue regarding the video are not all inconclusive but give viewers sound bites on concerns and operational reminders. We can learn many lessons from this tragic situation and thank the Bombieros for giving it their very best. We all strive to be better stewards of the public trust and this will require of us to practice, investigation, train and prepare our equipment continually. Thank you for your consideration in RWC rescue operations - K38