What Happened: The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, on March 13, accepted grant funds of up to $240,000 to reimburse costs associated with rescue boat operations and marine firefighting training courses. California’s Division of Boating and Waterways would provide Grant funds. Such funding, according to county staff, enhances public safety and meets various training requirements.
“[The county’s] Lifeguard Division has been conducting boating safety and enforcement courses under Board of Supervisors’ approval for the past 16 years. During this time, the [county’s] Lifeguard Division has trained [more than] 690 personnel and received [more than] $327,739 in cost reimbursement,” county staff stated.
Boating safety and enforcement courses are offered to county law enforcement and personnel from other public safety agencies. The courses included instruction on basic boating skills, boat dewatering, distressed vessel assistance, marine firefighting, rescue boat operations and surf rescues.
What’s On Tap: The Division of Boating and Waterways will reimburse Los Angeles County for its costs.