Sea Kayak Carolina Incident Management Course
April 14, 2016
Start time 0830
Meet at Sea Kayak Carolina
793 Folly Road
Charleston, SC 29412
Trip Leaders and Intermediate Paddlers - Spend the day with Scott Brown, Nigel Dennis and Eila Wilkinson on-water and in the classroom - Incident Management Training. Scott has a lifetime of experience planning and training, and actually responding when things don't go according to plan….
If conditions are calm, launch will be from Folly Beach and working area will be offshore Morris Island. The culminating scenario includes a Coast Guard 45 rescue boat (and maybe a helicopter!) If it is too windy / rough, the on-water action will move to Charleston Harbor.
There is no cost for this spectacular event. However, the course is limited to 12 participants. Interested paddlers - please send an email with a short description of your sea kayaking experience, certifications if any, and involvement in your local paddling community, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Interested participants will be reviewed by a small committee, and all applicants will be notified if they are selected to participate. Preference will be given to applicants that have appropriate open-water personal skills, and have not participated in previous Incident Management courses in Charleston. Everyone is encourage to apply.
The course is an 8-hour program conducted in partnership with the United States Coast Guard to develop informed paddle sports leaders. The program will utilize presentations with practical exercises through a series of training vignettes to build on skills. Skills covered include, but are not limited to leadership and group management, composite risk management, rescues, towing, emergency signaling and requesting external assistance. The training will include support by USCG Station Charleston and USCG Air Station Savannah.
ABOUT SCOTT BROWN
Scott is an American Canoe Association (ACA) L4 Open Water Instructor and British Canoe Union (BCU) trained sea kayaker. He has had the opportunity to paddle in Alaska, Hawaii and on both the east and west coast of the USA. Scott enjoys coaching group management and composite risk management to develop paddle sport leaders. He also enjoys leading groups in the Low Country of South Carolina.