Swiftwater Surface Rescue Article – Catch Me If You Can by Butch Hendrick
Mar26

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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Happy Birthday Butch Hendrick
Mar21

Happy Birthday Butch Hendrick

Please join us in wishing Butch a very happy birthday today, March...

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Butch walks TV reporter through escaping a submerging vehicle
Jan17

Butch walks TV reporter through escaping a submerging vehicle

Butch talks TV reporter through self-rescue in a submerging vehicle.  Watch the...

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Video:  New Wave of Public Safety Ice Diving
Jan09

Video: New Wave of Public Safety Ice Diving

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 to learn what they should and should not do if someone falls through. Drowning is the 2nd most common cause of accidental death to children in the U.S. and 3rd for adults. About half of these occur in cold water. Ice drowning victims...

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Andrea to speak at Champions of Children Conference in Itasca, IL – March 11, 2019
Jan07

Andrea to speak at Champions of Children Conference in Itasca, IL – March 11, 2019

This presentation is part of the Illinois Children’s Advocacy Center Multi-Disciplinary Conference. Host: Children’s Advocacy Centers of Illinois              Talk Date & Time: 3 talks, 1.5 hours each, March 11 Talk Names:           • Pediatric Aquatic Abuse: When the Caregiver Loses Control         • A Tragic...

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Surface Ice Rescue Level 1 and Level 2 Trainings in Bayport, NY Register soon!
Jan04

Surface Ice Rescue Level 1 and Level 2 Trainings in Bayport, NY Register soon!

Fire Department Engine Company 1 is hosting the Lifeguard Systems Surface Ice Rescue Technician Level 1 (January 26-27) and Surface Ice Rescue Technician Level 2 (February 9-10) programs this winter.      For  more information and to register for Surface Ice Level 1:  Click here Level I – This class will teach your members to safely and rapidly rescue a victim, write SOP’s that protect the members and...

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