Wishing everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

We are thankful for so many things, especially First Responders.  May this be a safe and happy holiday for all! – TeamLGS

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13th century wisdom about processing corpses at scenes that still has validity today

President-Dr. ARNOLD CHAPLIN. THE “HSI YUAN LU ” OR “INSTRUCTIONS TO CORONERS.” Translated from the Chinese By HERBERT A. GILES, LL.D.Aberd., D.Litt.Oxon. (Professor of Chinese, Cambridge University.) THE office and functions of coroner, in the modern sense of the term, were known to the Chinese many centuries before “Crowner’s Quest Law” was quoted in Hamlet. […]

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DEMA: Butch and Andrea to offer NAUI seminar: Teaching Rescue Diver from Advanced to Leadership

Teaching Rescue Diver from Advanced to Leadership – Thursday, November 14th – •12 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. “How to Teach a More Effective, Safe, and Profitable Rescue Diver Course from Advance to Leadership Levels” -Room: W206B For Dive Leaders, dive store folk, and divers working towards leadership-level diving.  In the days of discounted dive instruction, […]

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“Water Death and Elderly” Presentation at NYSACCME Fall 2019 Conference

Andrea’s talk takes place Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 1:15 – 2:00 pm.  This presentation is part of the Fall 2019 Conference “The Good, The Bad and The Elderly” sponsored by the New York State Association of County Coroner and Medical Examiners.  Please click here to for registration information Registration for this conference is restricted […]

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Take a dive with Butch in Bonaire. Check out this video!

Watch Butch’s dive video here.  Take a dive with Butch in Bonaire. Practice skills mid-water without rising or falling in the water column.  If you play with these skills let us know how it goes and if you have any questions Butch will answer them on our website.  Safe Diving Always, TeamLGS.  

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Maximum dive time for Public Safety Diving searches.

Maximum dive time for Public Safety Diving searches. Part of the TeamLGS Public Safety Diving Standards and Guideline Series Copyrighted Walt “Butch” Hendrick and Andrea Zaferes 1989, 2019     Why is 20 minutes with a possible 5 minute extension the maximum dive time for low to zero visibility diving? Ice diving has a 15 […]

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Tulsa, Oklahoma-Public Safety Diving Forensic Investigative Procedures Workshop

Public Safety Diving Forensic Investigative Procedures Workshop(4 hours, 1800 – 2200 hours) May 29, 2019  Tulsa, OK, hosted by Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office (immediately after the first day of Aquatic Death and Homicidal Drowning Investigations) This indoor workshop combines lectures and hands-on drills. It is an intensive, dynamic, state-of-the-art workshop by  a 26 year veteran of the PSD field […]

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Drowning is one of the hardest homicides to prove. These investigators want to change that.

Drowning is one of the hardest homicides to prove. These investigators want to change that. Please click on the above link for a good article about Homicidal Drowning Investigations – Andrea Zaferes’ work is included. 

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Intoxicated boat operators kill too many people every year.

“A good thing to pass forward to all our local communities. Intoxicated boat operators kill too many people every year. Together we can make a difference with education, awareness, reporting, and enforcement.”

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