Team Safety Article – always a good reminder
Dec02

Team Safety Article – always a good reminder

Every operation has its own set of unique demands and safety precautions, none-the-less there are common precautions pertaining to all operations. When called out the team should notify all related organizations that the Dive Team is activated. This would be organizations such as the EMS, Police, Fire Department, and Coast Guard (as needed). When operating in a port, notify the Coast Guard and let them make contact with the Port...

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Public Safety Diving Search Patterns
Mar02

Public Safety Diving Search Patterns

Public Safety Diving Search Patterns By Walt Hendrick, Andrea Zaferes, and Craig Nelson MD. If you took a recreational rescue diver course or recreational search and recovery course, you probably learned a number of different search techniques, such as the expanding square or circular search using a line. These techniques might work well for high-visibility, buddy diving, but they are not very effective for blackwater, technical,...

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NYS Criminal Justice Services retains LGS’s Andrea Zaferes to fill gap in aquatic-death investigation training

The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services continues to engage Andrea Zaferes of Team Lifeguard Systems to deliver a two-day Aquatic Death and Homicidal Drowning Investigation class. Ms. Zaferes also acts as a contract medicolegal death investigator for the Dutchess County Medical Examiner’s Office. The DCJS class will be offered on an ongoing basis and in different New York counties. The division’s Office of...

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Rescue Net
Apr05

Rescue Net

Part of being a prepared rescuer is knowing how to get an injured diver or person out of the water and up onto a boat or dock. The first step is to strip all the gear off a diver, if this hasn’t already been done. The next step is to keep the patients horizontal when removing them from the water. This is especially important for patients who have had long immersion times and who are hypothermic. Here’s why in a simple nutshell. When...

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Public Safety Diving Search Patterns
Mar31

Public Safety Diving Search Patterns

By Walt Hendrick, Andrea Zaferes, and Craig Nelson MD. If you took a recreational rescue diver course or recreational search and recovery course, you probably learned a number of different search techniques, such as the expanding square or circular search using a line.  These techniques might work well for high-visibility, buddy diving, but they are not very effective for blackwater, technical, public safety diving applications. ...

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