On Tuesday, April 25, Eckerd College Search and Rescue (EC-SAR) is proud to host attendees from the International Boating and Water Safety Summit for a half day of interactive activities designed to introduce participants to a variety of factors involved in search and rescue.
Activities will include: learning how to use different types of emergency equipment such as communications gear, fire extinguishers, safety flares, sound signaling devices and dewatering pumps; how to better prepare your boat and yourself to reduce the likelihood of needing rescue; a presentation about EC-SAR and tour of their boats and facilities; and more!
Participants will have the option to rotate between multiple stations, some of which might involve getting wet or being in the water. These activities will be facilitated by staff and students of EC-SAR and will provide an opportunity to collaborate with this one-of-a-kind community service organization and local conference partner. Proper attire such as bathing suit, close-toed shoes, sun screen, hat, sunglasses, etc. is strongly encouraged. For some activities, close-toed shoes will be required.