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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A Tragic Accident or Homicidal Drowning? What First Responders can do.
Apr04

A Tragic Accident or Homicidal Drowning? What First Responders can do.

A Tragic Accident or Homicidal Drowning? What First Responders can do. Andrea Zaferes and Walt Hendrick, Lifeguard Systems and RIPTIDE az@teamlgs.com • An adolescent drowns in a lake where he frequently swam, and it is ruled accidental. Twenty years later his brother confesses that he and his friends watched a man drown his brother. • A woman is found drowned in a bathtub. The ruling is accidental drowning. When the woman’s husband...

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Swiftwater Surface Rescue Article – Catch Me If You Can by Butch Hendrick
Apr03

Swiftwater Surface Rescue Article – Catch Me If You Can by Butch Hendrick

Catch Me If You Can Some Basics On Moving Water By Walt “Butch” Hendrick The incredible force of unleashed moving water is one of the most awesome factors in our lives. Even those who understand it, view it in awe. Moving water seems to beckon to the human race, come play with me. The brave at heart yet often naive in skill, are all to quick to respond to her call of promised adventure. White water and flood waters move so...

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