Drill Conductor Certification
Free Training for Commercial Fishermen
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Drill Conductor Certification
Dig deeper into what you learned in the Safety & Survival Class including new information on cold-water survival, helicopter rescues, stability, liability and emergency procedures. Then apply your knowledge and skills to your own fishing vessel. Working with our USCG-Certified Marine Safety Instructors, you will create an emergency station bill and learn how to lead monthly, on-vessel safety drills. By practicing your emergency response together as a team, you and your crew are ensuring you understand your responsibilities, retain your knowledge, and build your muscle memory in a way that has proven to save lives. Fishermen that complete these two days of training are AMSEA certified Drill Conductors, which meets USCG requirements under 46 CFR 28.270(c).
Watch the Coast Guard rescue four lobstermen from the sea when their lobster boat sank 40 miles south of Block Island, Rhode Island.
More Safety Training Classes for Commercial Fishermen
CPR & FIRST AID CLASS
You don’t work next to a hospital. It’s critical that you and your crew know how to provide CPR and first aid for common vessel scenarios like bleeding, burns, fractures, poisoning, shock, and respiratory emergencies. Through our certified instructors, this course meets U.S. Coast Guard requirements under 46 CFR § 28.210.
Fishing Vessel Stability Awareness Class
This 5-hour workshop provides practical information and hands-on training on vessel stability and emergency responses to flooding problems that cause many casualties. It incorporates practical examples and case studies of actual fishing vessel accidents caused by complacency and other unsafe practices.
Safety & Survival Training Class
Prepare for a full day of hands-on training in fighting fires, plugging leaks, and swimming to a life raft in a survival suit. This course is designed for all fishermen, including crewmen, to learn or hone fundamental survival skills like making a MAYDAY call, lighting flares, and rescuing a person that falls overboard.
What Fishermen Are Saying
My crew and I go to Fishing Partnership’s safety at sea training drill program each year so it is always fresh in our minds.
Boat Captain, New Bedford
I tell other fishermen that Fishing Partnership’s safety training is the best thing you can do.
Lobster Boat Captain, Scituate
Fishing Partnership provides great safety training for serious fishermen.
B. Durkin, Fisherman
Are you or your spouse a fisherman? Do you come from a fishing family? Or, are you a shoreline worker that lives in a coastal community [that's anyone that has a job that supports fishermen getting their product to market and includes boat mechanics, fish cutters and lumpers to name a few]? We're here to help. Complete the Request for Services form and we'll answer your call.
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