The CSBC holds both one day Cold Water Workshops and two day Instructor Courses at various locations across Canada.

The instructor course will qualify those who are currently involved in marine rescue and response on how to teach first responders to properly deal with hypothermic victims. Either Dr Gordon Giesbrecht, (aka Professor popsicle), Professor of Thermophysiology at the University of Manitoba or another trained professional, will take the instructor/students through a two day course to provide them with the information and knowledge necessary to help first responders understand the important issue and to better prepare them to deal with hypothermic victims. Course materials including an instructor handbook and powerpoint presentations to be used for subsequent Cold Water Workshop is included.


Upcoming Instructor Workshops

Port Credit Yacht Club (115 Lakefront Promenade, Mississauga, ON)
September 16th & 17th, 2019

This is a 2-day workshop designed to provide expert knowledge on the extraction, triage and transport of potentially hypothermic patients.

Cost for the 2-day course is $400.

This will be a highly valuable, one-time opportunity for Police, Fire, First Responders and others who work around cold water or provide first response to potentially hypothermic victims.

Don’t miss out. To register click on the link below.

INSTRUCTORS


Upcoming General Interest Workshops

Port Credit Yacht Club (115 Lakefront Promenade, Mississauga, ON)
September 16th, 2019

The cost for the 1-day course is $185.

This will be a highly valuable, one-time opportunity for Police, Fire, First Responders and others who work around cold water or provide first response to potentially hypothermic victims.

Don’t miss out. To register click on the link below.

WORKSHOP


For more information on additional courses, please contact Ian Gilson at 905-387-5135 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

5 Key Steps to Safer Boating

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Wear Your Lifejacket

Legally you must carry one on board, appropriately sized for each passenger. But don’t just carry it, WEAR IT.

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Boat Sober

Boating under the influence of alcohol, recreational drugs or prescription narcotics, is illegal, irresponsible and potentially deadly. Leave any such substances until you return to the dock.

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Take a Boating Course

The law now requires that anyone driving a motorized boat must have a pleasure-craft operator card. It’s for your own safety and that of your passengers. Don’t get caught without one. Take a course and get your license!

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Prepare Your Vessel

Ensure your boat has all the required safety gear and sufficient fuel. Be sure the weather is suitable for your vessel’s capabilities.

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Be Cold Water Safe

Cold water is a significant risk. Learn how to protect yourself.