Lewis & Clark County Search & Rescue

Boat/Hovercraft Team

SAR Hovercraft on ice
Hovercraft resting on the ice.

To be a member of the Boat Team the trainee must attend a one hour boating safety course which we provide. Then they must log 10 hours of boat training time where they are familiarized with all aspects of boat operations such as trailering, maneuvering, docking, man overboard, mechanics/maintenance, sonar/GPS and transport.

Once the student has completed the mandatory 10 hours training they may take the written exam and the on the water exam. Having successfully passed those they will be certified as a mission ready boat driver.