Understand the safe way of PSD ice diving / rescue

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmmv-upW1zk 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 […]

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Drown Proofing Turn Out Gear

A firefighter dressed in turnout gear and no personal flotation device (PFD) falls out of a small boat during a flood in New Jersey while attempting to help flood victims.  Tragically, he drowns. All firefighters have the potential of experiencing accidental immersion in flooded basements or trenches, covered pools, and open water sites.  Just look […]

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Pet Rescue Device

Bo Tibbetts, an LGS instructor and our LGS Midwest Rep, made the following useful slideshow of how we perform dog ice rescues. The goal is to never get close enough to be bitten. Even the nicest dog can become a fierce biter when hypothermic and terrified by the advancing alien (the ice suit clad rescuer).  […]

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Surface Ice Rescue Pole

The ice rescue pole is one of the most versatile, useful, easy to store and transport, inexpensive tools for technician-level ice rescue personnel. Ice rescue poles have seven main functions: to test the ice as the rescuer approaches the victim(s) to help prevent the rescuer from slipping and falling to prevent full submergence if the […]

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Learning how to Use and Clear an AGA mask

The Desired Learning Outcome (DLO) of clearing an AGA is as follows. Two years from at 0200 hrs, you are called to a submerged vehicle with two passengers. It is cold and rainy. The team is in rescue mode. You are the primary diver. The tender’s good calculations put you right on top of the […]

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Real Life Training for Real Life Scenarios

Two dogs were rescued Monday afternoon after spending eight days trapped on Potsdam’s Sugar Island in the freezing weather. The St. Lawrence County Dive Team used a boat borrowed from Brookfield Power Corp. to cross the swift-moving Raquette River and a thin patch of ice to reach the starving chocolate Labrador retrievers, which ran away […]

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Sport vs PSD ice diving

In sport ice diving the ice is thick enough to support divers and tenders. They can walk to their pre-cut holes. Back up divers can sit on chairs on the ice. They can shovel a star pattern in the snow around the primary hole. They bring warm water buckets to manage free flowing regulators. Tenders […]

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Spring Pre-planning for Surface Ice Rescue

Surface Ice Rescue Poles By Andrea Zaferes and Walt Hendrick The ice rescue pole is one of the most versatile, useful, easy to store and transport, inexpensive tools for technician-level ice rescue personnel. Ice rescue poles have seven main functions: 1. to test the ice as the rescuer approaches the victim(s) 2. to help prevent […]

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Winter Training, On the Go in the Cold

As the Temperatures drop, is your Dive Rescue / Recovery Team ready to respond to surface ice or Ice Dive Operations? At Team Lifeguard Systems we provide several extensive options for Winter training including but not limited to; SURFACE ICE RESCUE TECHNICIAN I & II CERTIFICATION COURSE as well as RAPID DEPLOYMENT ICE DIVING RESCUE […]

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Recent Training

Beginning September 17, 2009 and ending September 20, 2009, the Hampton Bays Fire Department Dive Rescue Team hosted a Capsized Vessel Rescue Course instructed by Life Guard Systems of Hurley, NY. The 30+ hour long course taught divers the proper and safe way to stabilize and then enter under a capsized vessel where people are […]

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