What would Butch do?  Everything you see is telling you a story.
Sep15

What would Butch do? Everything you see is telling you a story.

LAST WEEK I SHARED……Steve Gerber’s video of a diver in a state of uncontrolled panic under water. Steve is not a dive instructor and shot this using a mask-mounted GoPro. The original footage was affected by high algae levels in the water, resulting in everything looking a rather monochromatic green. Here is what the same footage looks like with color correction, allowing you to see more detail. Posted by Cave Diver Harry...

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A message to those in areas affected by the recent hurricanes
Sep11

A message to those in areas affected by the recent hurricanes

To our friends, students, and so many that we have met throughout the years – Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. The only thing more beautiful and powerful than an unleashed, unstoppable storm (be it a hurricane, tornado, typhoon, or whatever the atmosphere throws at us), is the power of mankind to persevere. We can no more stop an unleashed disaster than can human nature be stopped from being there for each other, to...

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Aquatic and Equivocal Death Investigation Course Oct. 10-12 in Tampa, FL
Jun23

Aquatic and Equivocal Death Investigation Course Oct. 10-12 in Tampa, FL

The Florida Institute for Forensic Anthropology & Applied Sciences (IFAAS) and the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office at USG is hosting a 3-day course on methods and best practices for investigation equivocal deaths, with special attention on water-related deaths and homicidal drownings.  Numerous case studies will be presented throughout the course.  Presenters:  Andrea Zaferes and Cpl. Thomas McAndrew Course cost...

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FREE documentary – featuring Andrea Zaferes – Extreme Jobs:  Public Safety Diver
May24

FREE documentary – featuring Andrea Zaferes – Extreme Jobs: Public Safety Diver

EXTREME JOBS – E14 – Public Safety Diver, Special Forces Instructor, Fish Millionaire Click here to view documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnpIz_NfuOA Andrea appeared in this British documentary a while back.  It’s a great look at what we do. Here is the description from the documentary makers:  “We travel around the globe to meet people who do the most amazing work. We find out what it...

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What would Butch Do? Your first four responsibilities on a scene…
Apr17

What would Butch Do? Your first four responsibilities on a scene…

You can see the 5 year old’s body caught in the strainer. Everybody wants to go now. Let’s go get him. Take the basic 5 steps. What am I seeing that can go wrong? What am I not seeing because I’m looking too quickly? Do I have a hands-on practiced plan for how I’m going to get my own people out? Do I have everything I need for my trained emergency plan to work? If I’m not sure how I’m going to get the 5...

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LGS Public Safety Dive Training Levels
Apr07

LGS Public Safety Dive Training Levels

Have you ever wondered what different trainings are available in Public Safety Diving?  Click here to see our flow chart for the different Public Safety Diving Levels (1-5), and specific skills offered (Ice Diving, Underwater Vehicle Extrication …). Contact us for information on water rescue/recovery training and equipment, and water operation procedures. Click here to see Lifeguard Systems’ calendar of upcoming...

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