January 22, 2016 by  

Surface Ice Rescue on Moving Water Lead Instructor:  Walter ‘Butch’ Hendrick  February 20-21, 2016, Dixon, IL, hosted by Dixon City and Dixon Rural Fire Departments  Every water rescuer knows the... 

Aquatic Death and Homicidal Drowning Investigation in Plano, Texas

December 24, 2015 by  

Andrea Zaferes to return to Plano for another 2 day Aquatic Death and Homicidal Drowning Investigation Class May 9-10, 2016. Click here to see the brochure with class description and details.  Print... 

What would Butch do?

December 14, 2015 by  

  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... 

Here comes Ice Rescue Season!

December 9, 2015 by  

The ice drowning season is just upon us. Now is the time for Fire Fighters, First Responders, Dive Teams, and Law Enforcement to experience The New Wave of Public Safety Ice Diving, and for the public... 

Andrea Zaferes to speak at 2016 Crimes Against Women Conference

December 4, 2015 by  

Crimes Against Women Conference Logo Andrea Zaferes to present Aquatic Death Workshop at the 11th Annual Conference on Crimes Against Women, April 4-6, 2016. The Dallas Police Department (DPD) is proud ... 

Spring Preplanning For Safe Ice Rescue Operations: Part 1

November 16, 2015 by  

 Spring Preplanning For Safe Ice Rescue Operations: Part 1 By Andrea Zaferes and Walt “Butch” Hendrick Copyrighted 1995 Lifeguard Systems The following article specifically addresses ice... 

Conference to be presented by TeamLGS

January 25, 2014 by  

TeamLGS will be presenting talks on Aquatic Pediatric Abuse and Homicide.  This is the largest conference of its kind in the world that provides both basic and advanced training in the detection, investigation,... 

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

August 15, 2012 by  

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.... 

Rescue Net

April 5, 2010 by  

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... 

Public Safety Diving Search Patterns

March 31, 2010 by  

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,... 

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