Safety Lessons for Sport Divers from Public Safety Diving by Andrea Zaferes
Oct30

Safety Lessons for Sport Divers from Public Safety Diving by Andrea Zaferes

Safety Lessons for Sport Divers from Public Safety Diving By Andrea Zaferes, NAUI 10533, Team Lifeguard Systems Inc. COLUMNS | DIVE AND SAFETY RESCUE SKILLS  Possibly one of the most important lessons sport divers can learn from PSD teams is how to decide when to dive and when not to dive. Click here to see entire article from 2018 2nd Qtr Sources   Public safety diving differs from sport diving in many ways. Public safety...

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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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Take back our Industry!  Butch Hendrick invites you to speak out:
Jul28

Take back our Industry! Butch Hendrick invites you to speak out:

This is your opportunity to speak out and tell the diving training agencies (PADI, NAUI, SSI,..) what you think about today’s training standards. Do you think diver education has declined over the last few decades, stayed the same, or improved? We need as many responders as possible. The goal is to present the results to the agencies and the industry this coming DEMA in November. Please pass the survey forward. Thanks for caring...

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Rescue Net
Apr05

Rescue Net

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 been done. The next step is to keep the patients horizontal when removing them from the water. This is especially important for patients who have had long immersion times and who are hypothermic. Here’s why in a simple nutshell. When...

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Public Safety Diving Search Patterns
Mar31

Public Safety Diving Search Patterns

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, such as the expanding square or circular search using a line.  These techniques might work well for high-visibility, buddy diving, but they are not very effective for blackwater, technical, public safety diving applications. ...

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I am OK

Do we, as water rescue response teams understand what it takes, mentally and physically, to make the total operation work? How do we get the most from our rescue personnel, while maintaining strict safety standards? Your beeper / Plectrum is going off, the code tells you to respond to a confirmed drowning. It is five fifteen in the afternoon, you are sitting in traffic, you have not had the easiest day at work, and now it is time to...

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