Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) Crewperson

About Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) Crewperson

The Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) Crewperson course provides participants with the skills and knowledge to effectively crew an Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) in surf rescue operations

The inflatable rescue boat (IRB) is a vital piece of Surf Life Saving equipment, requiring two people to operate.

What qualifications and/or prerequisites do I need?

To undertake this role you need to hold or obtain the following qualifications and prerequisites:

Qualifications

Provides participants with the skills and knowledge to effectively crew an Inflatable Rescue Boat in surf rescue operations.

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Prerequisites

The Bronze Medallion course provides participants with the skills and knowledge of patrolling and surf awareness in order to be able to participate in lifesaving operations.

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Other Requirements

IRB Crew must be proficient in the Bronze Medallion. You must be at least 15 years of age on the date of the final assessment.  

How do I make it happen?

If you would like to become an inflatable rescue boat crewperson, please contact your local club. https://sls.com.au/club_directory/

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Where can I grow from here?

Where to next?

You could progress to these participation opportunities from here:

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What other options might suit me?

If you can do this role but would like to use your skills in another area in our organisation here are some other options for you to consider:

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