Safety & Survival Class

Free Training for Commercial Fishermen

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About the Safety & Survival Class

This training is designed for all fishermen, including crewmen, to learn or hone fundamental safety and survival skills. Through hands-on training, fishermen learn about EPIRBs, Signal Flares, MAYDAY Calls, Man Overboard Recovery, Firefighting, Flooding & Damage Control, Dewatering Pumps, Immersion Suits, PFDs, and Life Rafts. For interested fishermen, this is the first day of the 2-day AMSEA Drill Conductor Certification.

Safety & Survival Class

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First Aid CPR AED


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.


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Drill Conductor Certification

After completing the 1-day Safety and Survival Training Course, fishermen spend a second day learning how to lead monthly, on-vessel safety drills that are critical for building muscle memory and ensuring the crew retains their skills. Meets U.S. Coast Guard requirements under 46 CFR 28.270(c).



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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.


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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

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