July 30 Deadline to register for:  Alaska – Aquatic Death and Homicidal Drowning Investigations Class – 2 day and SAR/DIVE 3rd day available
Jul27

July 30 Deadline to register for: Alaska – Aquatic Death and Homicidal Drowning Investigations Class – 2 day and SAR/DIVE 3rd day available

Aquatic Death and Homicidal Drowning Investigation Training  (2 days with optional 3rd day hands-on Search and Rescue (for both Surface and Dive SAR teams) skills day – Last day to register is July 30, 2018! August 18-19 and 20, 2018 –  Anchorage, Alaska, hosted by Alaska Solstice Search Dogs and Alaska Dive Search and Rescue. Ideal for; law enforcement, dive teams, death investigators (coroners,...

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Our deepest sympathy for the loss of the diver in Thailand.
Jul06

Our deepest sympathy for the loss of the diver in Thailand.

Our deepest sympathies go out to the family of Saman Kunan, who lost his life trying to rescue the boys trapped in the cave in Thailand.  Our deepest sympathies also go out to the Special Operations team who dedicate their lives to taking care of others, and to the country who has lost one of its heroes. ...

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What Would Butch Do?  Butch Hendrick on the rescue efforts in Thailand
Jul05

What Would Butch Do? Butch Hendrick on the rescue efforts in Thailand

Butch Hendrick on the rescue efforts in Thailand: There are several issues to consider in preparing the youth soccer team to be rescued from the cave. We are not there so we cannot understand all of the realistic difficulties. The following is based on my experience training thousands of divers in high-risk, zero-visibility environments and with people who are phobic of water. Issue 1: Problems regarding rescue safety. Cave divers,...

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Leadership Level Rescue Diver Class – Philippines – Registration Deadline – July 31, 2018
Jul03

Leadership Level Rescue Diver Class – Philippines – Registration Deadline – July 31, 2018

Leadership Rescue Workshop – Cebu, Philippines  Friday, August 31 – Sunday, September 2, 2018 Final day to register – Tuesday, July 31, 2018! NAUI Worldwide invites leaders from across the industry to participate in the first of its Leadership Rescue Workshop series taking place in Cebu, Philippines, August 31 – September 2, 2018. The workshop is designed to teach the most effective, state-of-the-art...

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•Chicago Fire Department Diver Dies During Rescue Attempt – Fire Engineering News
May31

•Chicago Fire Department Diver Dies During Rescue Attempt – Fire Engineering News

Chicago Fire Department Diver Dies During Rescue Attempt A fire Firefighter had reportedly become separated from his partner 05/29/2018   A fire department diver looking for a man who fell off a boat into the Chicago River on Monday night was separated from his partner underwater and was killed. (WGN9 video)  CHICAGO (AP) — A fire department diver looking for a man who fell off a boat into the Chicago River on Monday night...

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Drill it in – how to run effective, dynamic short-duration drills to build teamwork, increased safety, and enthusiasm. By Andrea Zaferes and Walt Butch Hendrick
Mar15

Drill it in – how to run effective, dynamic short-duration drills to build teamwork, increased safety, and enthusiasm. By Andrea Zaferes and Walt Butch Hendrick

Drill it in – how to run effective, dynamic short-duration drills to build teamwork, increased safety, and enthusiasm. By Andrea Zaferes and Walt Butch Hendrick Real life drills for real life operations. Fire departments are faced with waning budgets that need to cover an ever-growing number of disciplines, that each require training, drill-time and equipment. Additionally, the growing need for many rescue personnel to have second or...

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