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SWOS Learning Site San Diego – San Diego, California
Building 3411, NAVSTA San Diego (Dry Side - Across the street from the Fire Fighting School Complex)

http://www1.netc.navy.mil/swos/

Course Offered

  • Damage Control Assistant Senior Enlisted

**** Course convening dates are also listed in CANTRAC ****
CIN: A-4G-1111 under CDP: 00DB


11040   09 MAY 11    24 JUN 11
11050   11 JUL 11      26 AUG 11
11060   12 SEP 11      28 OCT 11

CONTACT THE QUOTA CONTROL MANAGER LISTED
IN CANTRAC TO OBTAIN A QUOTA TO DCASE

Contact Info

  • 619-556-9839
  • 619-556-8794
  • 619-556-8960

Mailing Address

SWOS Learning Site, San Diego
3975 Norman Scott Rd. Ste. 1
San Diego, CA 92136-5599

Damage Control Training Department (Code N744)

  • CDR Frank Quiles, OIC
  • LT J. Magnuson
  • LT B. Szychulda
  • CWO4 K. Lewis
  • DCCS(SW/AW) E. Buhler
  • DCCS J. Agar (USCG)

Facilities

  • One primary classroom
  • Damage Investigation and Shipboard Training Aid room
  • DC Central (with the ability to be configured for any surface ship in the fleet)
  • DC Repair Station
  • Gas Free Engineering confined space trainer
  • Emergency vertical rescue equipment
  • CBR Decontamination Station and IPE Storage System
  • NAVSEA supported:
    • Damage Control Action Management Software (DCAMS)
    • Damage Control Tactical Management System (DCTMS)
    • Flooding Casualty Control Software (FCCS)
    • Digital shipboard damage control diagrams and general plans
  • Distributed storage in passageways
  • Fire Fighting Installed Systems static displays
  • Fire Fighting and Buttercup trainers (separate commands)
  • USCG Workstation III Computer Access

Damage Control Assistant Senior Enlisted (DCASE)

LENGTH: 35 Days
Student Information (DOC File - 37 KB)

CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION

  • DC Organization and Administration
  • Practical Damage Control
  • Stability and Buoyancy
  • Fire Fighting
  • CBRN-D
  • Gas Free Engineering

COMPUTER BASED TRAINING

  • DCAMS
  • DCQ
  • DCTMS
  • FCCS
  • Digital DC Diagrams
  • Digital General Plans
  • Internet Resources Lab

HANDS ON TRAINING

  • DCTT Drill Development, Execution and Evaluation Practical (Four times throughout course)
  • Fire Fighting School – Buttercup
  • De-smoking Lab
  • Gas Free Engineering Lab
  • CBR Detection and Decontamination Lab
  • Confined Space Rescue Lab
  • USN and/or USCG ship ride with ATG, INSURV, MLC, etc. (For observation/learning purposes only as availability and scheduling permit)

Scope of DCASE Course
 

Introduction and Administration

  • Welcome and Staff Introduction Brief
  • Class Advisor Brief
    • Course Academic Policy
    • Facility Information
    • Watchstanding DC

Organization and Administration

  • DCA and Senior Enlisted Duties and Responsibilities
  • Shipboard DC Organization
  • QA, 3M, DCPO Programs
  • WTD and other maintenance
  • Shipboard Training and PQS
  • Schools
  • Internet Resources Lab
  • Introduction to DCTT
  • Relieving Procedures

Practical DC

  • Fittings and Material Conditions
  • General Quarters, Condition I DC
  • Condition II DC
  • Communications
  • Emergency Procedures
  • DC Systems Familiarization (from digital DC plates)
  • Personnel Casualties
  • Operational Risk Management
  • Rescue and Assistance
  • First DCTT Drill Development
  • Buttercup

Stability and Buoyancy

  • Laws and Fundamentals of Stability
  • Weight Shifts and Free Water Effects
  • Ballasting and Deballasting
  • Trim and Draft Considerations
  • Docking and Maneuvering Concerns and Procedures
  • Survivability design considerations
  • Flooding Control and Immediate DC actions, when stability is catastrophically/significantly reduced
  • Second DCTT Drill Development

CBRN

  • Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Weapons Information
  • Detection, Monitoring and Surveying Equipment
  • Individual Protective Equipment, including shipboard IPE storage
  • Shipboard Protective Measures
  • Decontamination Procedures
  • CBRN Bill, Inventory, and Drills
  • MOPP levels
  • Basic familiarization with USCG and USN WMD detection equipment used during vessel inspections and boardings

Fire Fighting

  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Fire Fighting Methods and Strategy
  • Portable Extinguishers
  • AFFF, Halon, CO2, APC, and Range Guard Systems
  • Magazine Sprinkling Systems
  • Main Space Fires and Doctrine
  • Flight Deck Fires
  • Obstructed Fires (large deck ships)
  • Third DCTT Drill Development

Gas Free Engineering

  • GFE Personnel Duties and Responsibilities
  • Hazardous Atmospheres and Materials
  • Reports, Records and Program Management
  • GFE Equipment
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Tank Cleaning
  • CHT System
  • Vertical Rescue equipment
  • GFE while performing a vessel boarding

Other

  • Fourth DCTT Drill Development (Mass Conflagration)
  • Guest Speakers from:
    • ATG
    • INSURV
    • 3M Corporation
    • NAVSEA
    • Prior DCASE Graduate (who has “been on the job” for approximately 12 months)
    • Former major casualties (USS Cole, USS Samuel B. Roberts, etc)

Tips

  • DCASE Tip 001: SWOS DCA Tac