Dangerous Currents Online Training Module

Since 2002, there have been over 150 drownings and 300 rescues from Great Lakes dangerous currents. To better prepare first responders, beach staff, and the beach-going public, Michigan Sea Grant and partners have created an online, interactive training module about Great Lakes dangerous currents.

This training module was created in collaboration with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, the National Weather Service, the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network, and the Great Lakes Water Safety Consortium. Financial assistance for this project was provided, in part, by the Michigan Coastal Zone Management Program, Office of the Great Lakes, Department of Environmental Quality, under the National Coastal Zone Management Program, through a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce.

Click below to begin the online training module in a new window. Average time to completion is 45 minutes.

DC training screen shot

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