TITLE 77: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
SUBCHAPTER f: EMERGENCY SERVICES AND HIGHWAY SAFETY
PART 515 EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES, TRAUMA CENTER, COMPREHENSIVE STROKE CENTER, PRIMARY STROKE CENTER AND ACUTE STROKE READY HOSPITAL CODE
SECTION 515.970 WATERCRAFT VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS AND OPERATION


 

Section 515.970  Watercraft Vehicle Specifications and Operation

 

a)         All watercraft shall meet the requirements of Article IV of the Boat Registration and Safety Act.

 

b)         All watercraft shall carry equipment including but not limited to the following:

 

1)         One anchor with line attached that is three times the maximum depth of water in the areas of usual operation,

 

2)         Two docking fenders,

 

3)         Two mooring lines,

 

4)         Self or mechanical bailer,

 

5)         Search light with a minimum of 200,000 candle power,

 

6)         Swim harness attached to 75 feet of tethering line,

 

7)         Waterproof flashlight, six volt minimum,

 

8)         Basic tool kit, to include at least:

 

A)        Wrench, 12 inch with adjustable open end,

 

B)        Screw driver, 12 inch with straight blade,

 

C)        Locking pliers, minimum length, 10 inches,

 

9)         One life jacket for each member of the watercraft crew and two extra adult life jackets,

 

10)       Two child life jackets,

 

11)       Knife, 6-inch blade, with sheath,

 

12)       Boat hook, extendable to at least 10 feet,

 

13)       A locking mechanism to secure a stretcher or litter below the gunwale level,

 

14)       For watercraft operating on Lake Michigan:

 

A)        A UHF/FM marine radio with at least 25 watts of power,

 

B)        Loran Navigational Aid,

 

C)        Navigational charts for service area and navigational aids, including compass, and

 

D)        Speed capability of 20 knots per hour.

 

c)         All watercraft shall have communication equipment to assure exchange of information between individuals and agencies, including at least those involved at the SEMSV medical control point within the EMS System, and law enforcement agencies.

 

(Source:  Added at 21 Ill. Reg. 5170, effective April 15, 1997)