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Marine Emergency Duties A2

Available at: Kingston part-time



This course covers hazards and emergencies that can be encountered and how you should respond. Topics include: the theory of combustion; the proper use of onboard firefighting equipment and lifesaving appliances; techniques that increase your chances of survival in and on the water; appropriate conduct in a search-and-rescue operation as either the rescuer or the rescued; maintenance and use of rescue equipment, flares, smoke floats, slings, nets, radios, etc.; and managing passengers and panic in the face of an emergency. The three day course includes hand-on experience in the pool, with firefighting equipment and flares. Download and review the documents below for important information you need in order to take this course.

  • Medical Fitness Form
    All applicants are required to provide the College with one of the following: the Medial Fitness form provided here, a signed medical certificate or a note from your physician (please read the MED A2 Important Course Information document for fitness requirements. This documentation must be submitted prior to the course start. Applicants will not be permitted to participate in the practical training portion of this course without the appropriate medical documentation and will, therefore, not complete the course.

  • Parental Consent Form
    All applicants in the Marine Emergency Duty training course, under 18 years of age, are required to submit this form, completed and signed by their parent/guardian. This completed form must be submitted prior to the course start. Applicants will not be permitted to participate in the course if we do not receive this completed form.

All required documentation should be submitted to:


Or mail to:
Continuing Education
St. Lawrence College
100 Portsmouth Avenue
Kingston ON K7L 5A6

Visit the Online and Continuing Education catalogue for course details and to register.



Program Name

Marine Emergency Duties A2

Program Code

MED - A2


Start Dates

Program Duration


Location (Campus)

Kingston part-time

Canadian Fees

International Fees

Additional Costs

Scholarships and Bursaries

Program Outline

Admission Requirements


Health Requirements

Articulation & Credit Transfer Opportunities

Formal and informal pathways offer SLC graduates the chance to continue their studies with post-secondary institutions across Canada and around the world. Those that follow are specific to this program:

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    Program Contact

    Debbie Baker

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