Cold Water Survival:
Your ship is going down rapidly. You have a few minutes to decide what to take into the life raft with you! Overnight Adventure participants are given a list of options and must decide what to take. A crewmember will review your choices and determine whether you will survive or be bait for the sharks!
Combat Information Center:
A member of the USS Salem’s crew will introduce groups to the ship’s C.I.C. This program consists of instruction in the ship’s radar and communications equipment. During a simulated battle you will use this equipment, radar will be activated, targets tracked and plotted on the “Maneuvering Board”. Using sound powered phones information will be passed back and forth while you help stave off an attack. During the battle you will learn to operate all this equipment in the dark!
This activity lets participants tour Engine Room #3 and see how the Salem generates her immense 120,000 horsepower which is used to power the ship and propel her up to 35 knots.
This evolution is an introduction to naval firefighting equipment and procedures. Older groups will participate in a drill where they suppress a simulated fire, (no smoke) locate and retrieve victims. The groups on the main deck perform hose drills during warmer months. They learn how to rig submersible fire pumps, hook up hoses and flow water. Younger groups will learn about firefighting techniques, try on protective equipment and participate in hose drills.
For older groups, we begin with a review of basic first aid skills. An emergency scenario is simulated in the ship’s engineering spaces. Using teamwork, groups are tasked with locating “victims” properly treating their injuries and evacuating them. Younger groups have basic first aid and safety skills taught with the use of 911 being reinforced.
Participants will learn how to rig the ship’s 8 inch shells for transport and lowering into the ship’s magazine. This evolution involves teamwork and strength.