This years presentations:
DROWNING AND IMMERSION HYPOTHERMIA FOR PUBLIC SAFETY PERSONNEL – Andrea Zaferes
Rescuers need to understand the effects of immersion in order to keep themselves safe, to make the safest decisions regarding rescue vs. recovery, and to provide patients with the most effective pre-hospital care. Learn the most up-to-date information on these topics.
WHAT ARE THE DANGERS OF SWIFTWATER, FLOODWATER, AND FLOOD RESCUE? – Butch Hendrick
We will look at the national preplanning shortcomings in regards to flood rescue and how FEMA is addressing these issues. We will also discuss how your team’s SOPs and equipment selection may be impacted by the development of new standards and technologies.
NIMS ICS AND DIVE TEAM RESPONSE – Deputy Chief Leonard Carmichael, Trenton Fire Dept., Ret
TRAINING STANDARDS AND TRAINING CHOICES FOR DIVE TEAMS – Matt Seemann: FDNY Scuba Unit
Selecting and instructor and developing training protocols for a dive team can be one of the most important aspects affecting the team’s development and success. Here Matt will discuss the development of t he FDNY Scuba Unit and will highlight some points to consider when evaluating training options.
CHALLENGES OF PUBLIC SAFETY DIVING IN THE NATION’S CAPITOL – Sgt. Michael Pratt, DC Metro Police Harbor Unit
Public Safety Diving in Washington, D.D. presents some unique challenges: Jurisdictional issues and security concerns underline almost every operation. Sgt. Pratt will discuss how their team has learned to navigate these “murky” waters.