Homer offers fishing vessel drill conductor training

A fishing vessel drill conductor class will be offered in Homer on Feb. 27 by the Alaska Marine Safety Education Association, at a reduced cost of $125 for commercial fishermen and $175 for all others.

Instructor Rob Hulse will cover cold-water survival skills; EPIRBs, signal flares, and Mayday calls; man-overboard recovery; firefighting; flooding and damage control; dewatering pumps, immersion suits and PFDs; helicopter rescue, life rafts, and abandon ship procedures; emergency drills; and an in-the-water practice session.

Participants can register at amsea.org.