Sport Firefighter Course

Hey, Sport! I was thinking that if I could find the time, I would like to take a sport firefighter course, down at the local fire store. And then I might be able to take a sport confined space or haz-mat course… After a little chuckle, we all know that the above is a bit farfetched. You cannot really go down to the local fire store and enroll in a series of fire rescue courses. We cannot go to the local confined space store or...

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Black Water Diving

When you believe the water is as black as it can get and suddenly the unthinkable happens, it becomes even blacker, you know instantly something has happened, and you are probably not out sport diving. When we talk about black water diving, we are talking about zero visibility, not a little, zero, none. We’re not talking brown water, we are talking black as black can be. Carry a ten thousand candle watt power light and you could not...

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Evidence – we all should know how to handle it. Is it possible evidence or is it a waste of our time?

Evidence – we all should know how to handle it. Is it possible evidence or is it a waste of our time? By Andrea Zaferes www.teamlgs.com Lifeguard Systems (845) 657-5544 fax 657-5549 PO Box 594 Shokan NY 12481 Call for information on water death investigations, water rescue/recovery training and equipment, and water operation procedures. Hendrick’s article There may be more to it than meets the eye! in SORTIE Vol. 1 no. 2...

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So you want to start or improve a public safety dive team Part I – Start with the right mentality

by Andrea Zaferes Lifeguard Systems www.teamlgs.com, 845-657-5544 POB 594 Shokan NY 12484 “The most important mission in starting or improving a team is to do what it takes to make sure team members can accomplish the one job they must do every time – go home”. Walt “Butch” Hendrick. Drowning is the third most common cause of accidental death for adults and second for children in the U.S. Every year new public safety diving (PSD)...

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Better Lead than Dead
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Better Lead than Dead

Better lead than dead! Ditch your weights prior to exiting the water – shout “Clear!” and toss them towards shore. Then remove your fins, walk forward, retrieve the weights and exit the water. According to one study, 92% of divers are found dead still wearing their weights. The majority of those divers died from simple drowning, with many, if not most, at the surface. Ditching your weights is the number one self rescue procedure. So...

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Instruction & Learning

Before any team can go into operation they must first be trained. All new members coming on a team must be trained to the Team’s standards. Finally the team must have an on going continuing education program to maintain proficiency and remain up to date. Every member must be a competent instructor. This is because they not only teach each other, but should provide public service by presenting dive and water safety classes to...

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