Drownproofing Turnout Gear Article

Drownproofing Turnout Gear By Andrea Zaferes 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, […]

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Public Safety Dive Training class in Hudson, NY – diver spots still available

May 19-22 Rapid Deployment Search and Rescue/Recovery w/ PSD Drysuit Diver: Hudson, New York Hudson Fire Department presents Lifeguard Systems’ Rapid Deployment Search & Rescue/Recovery w/ PSD Drysuit Diver certification— 4+ day, 36 hour Certification Program: For Police, Fire, EMS, & all Public Safety Dive Team Personnel  

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Aquatic Death and Homicidal Drowning Investigation in Plano, Texas

Aquatic Death and Homicidal Drowning Investigation Training May 9-10, 2016 – Plano, Texas hosted by Plano Police Department Ideal for; law enforcement, dive teams, death investigators (coroners, forensic pathologists…), child abuse physicians, domestic violence workers, and prosecutors. If you would respond to, or investigate, an aquatic incident from bathtubs, swimming pools, and toilets, to rivers, […]

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What would Butch do? – Remember your first four responsibilities on a scene are You, Your Team, Your Family, the Victim

  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 I’m looking to quickly. Do I have a hands-on practiced plan for how I’m […]

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Ice Diving Search and Rescue/Recovery Level 2 Program Scheduled for 2016!

Diver’s Cove and Lifeguard Systems team up to offer Ice Diving Search and Rescue/Recovery Level 2 this winter!   February 11-14, 2016.  For more information or to register for this rare opportunity please contact Chris at Diver’s Cove by phone  at (860) 767-1960 or click here to send an e-mail. Ice Diving Search and Rescue/Recovery – This […]

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Andrea Zaferes to speak at 2016 Crimes Against Women Conference

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  to be a co-presenter of the 11th Annual Conference on Crimes Against Women. While DPD’s primary goal is to prevent crime from occurring, it is also deeply committed to solving crimes after they occur. […]

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SALE – One left! Demo Fourth Element Drysuit – Large

We have ONE Fourth Element DEMO drysuit left for sale. The suit is originally sold for: $2880.00 (plus shipping and handling) Your Price for these four suits: $900.00 (plus shipping and handling) Details for each available suit are listed below.  For more information or to purchase your Drysuit, please contact us. Size: Large – ‘used only […]

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Spring Preplanning For Safe Ice Rescue Operations: Part 1

 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 rescue operations, but the preplanning process is the same for all water-related incidents. Much of the information comes from Surface Ice Rescue by Walt Hendrick and Andrea Zaferes. We […]

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