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Safety

Rebates Available for Training in Vessel Stability, First Aid / CPR, Shipboard Fire Fighting, & Drill Instructor Certification


What is the program?

Seattle Fishermen's Memorial believes that a significant number of lives can be saved if more fishermen are trained and understand: vessel stability, shipboard fire-fighting, first aid / CPR, and drill instructor certification. In addition, Seattle Fishermen’s Memorial supports the concept of onboard training and vessel emergency team training. As part of its commitment to promote safer vessels, the Seattle Fishermen’s Memorial Board is making funds available to Washington-based commercial fishing vessel owners and their crew members, and fishermen who are Washington residents. This ongoing program started August 1st, 1995.

How does this funding work?
The Memorial will rebate 50% of the cost of the course up to a $500 maximum rebate amount per course.

Vessel Drills and Crew Training?
For qualifying Commercial Fishing Vessels, Seattle Fishermen’s Memorial will also rebate 50% up to $1000.00 per vessel, per year, for crew emergency training either onboard by a third party instructor or at a qualified training facility. Examples would include having a professional trainer conduct drill evolutions onboard your vessel or taking your crew to a day of fire-fighting refresher training.

Who is eligible?
This program is available to all Washington residents and Washington vessels (limit of six persons per vessel). How do you apply for funding? When you sign up for an approved course, the training facility will make the application for you and you will be credited when you pay for the course. Funds are limited and will be assigned on a first-come basis, so don't delay.

Which training facilities are approved?
First, this program is limited to Washington-based training facilities that offer USCG approved courses. As of this date, the following facilities are participating in the rebate program:

Drill Instructor Courses
NPFVOA Vessel Safety (206) 285-3383
Compass Courses (425) 778-1923 or (877) SEA-BUOY
Washington Sea Grant Program (206) 543-1225 

Fire Fighting Courses - Basic & Advanced
Fremont Maritime (1 day) (206) 782-4308 or (888) STAY-LOW  
NPFVOA Vessel Safety (206) 285-3383
Compass Courses (425) 778-1923 or (877) SEA-BUOY

First Aid / CPR Courses
Fremont Maritime (206) 782-4308 or (888) STAY-LOW
NPFVOA Vessel Safety (206) 285-3383
Compass Courses (425) 778-1923 or (877) SEA-BUOY
Washington Sea Grant Program (206) 543-1225

Stability Courses
NPFVOA Vessel Safety (206) 285-3383
Pacific Maritime Institute (888) 893 7829 or (206) 441 2880

Survival Courses
Fremont Maritime (206) 782-4308 or (888) STAY-LOW
NPFVOA Vessel Safety (206) 285-3383
Compass Courses (425) 778-1923 or (877) SEA-BUOY
Pacific Maritime Institute (888) 893 7829 or (206) 441 2880

STCW Basic Safety Training & Refresher Training

Fremont Maritime (206) 782-4308 or (888) STAY-LOW
NPFVOA Vessel Safety (206) 285-3383
Compass Courses (425) 778-1923 or (877) SEA-BUOY 
Pacific Maritime Institute (888) 893 7829 or (206) 441 2880

Medical First Aid Provider & Medical Person in Charge Courses

Pacific Maritime Institute (888) 893 7829 or (206) 441 2880

Other Safety Related Courses offered by the above trainers and other organizations may be approved in advance on a case by case basis.  If you have any questions regarding our Safety Program please email us and one of our Safety Committee members will get back to you.