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Make 2018 the Year You Become a Marine Safety Instructor

Are you a person that is safety-oriented, likes to share your knowledge with others, and motivated to help save lives? Have you ever attended a marine safety workshop and thought to yourself, "Wow, I'd like to teach that?" If so, we want you to join our network of Marine Safety Instructors, by attending our Marine Safety Instructor Training (MSIT), April 24-29, 2018, in Seward, Alaska.

The MSIT is AMSEA's U.S. Coast Guard-accepted, six-day, intensive "train-the-trainer" workshop. The program is designed to train you to effectively teach cold-water survival procedures, marine safety equipment, and onboard safety drills. The course is designed for those wanting to teach cold-water safety and survival skills in a variety of settings: for commercial fishermen, private businesses, government agencies, for recreational boaters, in schools, etc. The topics covered in this workshop include:

  • Preparation for Emergencies

  • The Seven Steps to Survival

  • Sea Survival

  • Safety & Survival Equipment

  • Emergency Procedures

  • Onboard Drills

  • Land Survival

  • Food & Water in a Survival Situation

  • Cold-Water Near Drowning

  • Hypothermia

  • Methods of Instruction

  • Risk Assessment & Management

  • Cross-Cultural Communication

On April 30, you can co-teach your first class, a Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor workshop in Seward. After completing the workshop, if you have a commercial fishing background, you may qualify for approval by the U.S. Coast Guard to teach AMSEA Drill Conductor workshops for commercial fishermen on your own.

The cost for the MSIT is $995.00 or $875.00 if you are an AMSEA member. Register by April 14 to avoid the $250 late fee. Register now and join our training network. If you need additional information, please give us a call at (907) 747-3287. You can help save lives by bringing AMSEA's U.S. Coast marine safety training to your community!

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