Patrol Rider (8-10 hr.) provides lifesaving knowledge and rescue
techniques applicable to personal watercraft (PWC). Patrol Rider
trains lifeguards to provide fast, efficient and safe response to
water-related emergencies. Includes: safe operation and
maintenance of the PWC; how to rescue various victim types, quick
pick-ups, victim care and transport to emergency services.
Prerequisites: Minimum 16 years of age. Pleasure Craft
Operator certification. National Lifeguard Service
certification (waterfront or surf option recommended but not
required). NLS certification need not be current.
Evaluation & certification: The Patrol
Rider Instructor evaluates and certifies Patrol Rider candidates.
The Lifesaving Society deems its certifications to be "current" for
24 months from the certification date.
Candidate recognition: Certification card.