Drill it in – how to run effective, dynamic short-duration drills to build teamwork, increased safety, and enthusiasm. By Andrea Zaferes and Walt Butch Hendrick

Drill it in – how to run effective, dynamic short-duration drills to build teamwork, increased safety, and enthusiasm. By Andrea Zaferes and Walt Butch Hendrick Real life drills for real life operations. Fire departments are faced with waning budgets that need to cover an ever-growing number of disciplines, that each require training, drill-time and equipment. […]

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Conference on Crimes Against Women – April 16-19, 2018 – Dallas, Texas

13th Annual Conference on Crimes Against Women, April 16-19, 2018, Dallas, Texas The Dallas Police Department (DPD) is proud  to be a co-presenter of the 13th 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. Both violent and property crimes are vigorously and […]

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What would Butch do? Remember your first four responsibilities on a scene.

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 going […]

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Aquatic Death and Homicidal Drowning Investigation with hands-on-skills day

Aquatic Death and Homicidal Drowning Investigation Training with hands-on scene work (3 days) February 20-22, 2018 –  Boynton Beach, Florida, hosted by Boynton Beach 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, […]

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The Boston Sea Rovers Internship – Applications due November 15th

    The Boston Sea Rovers – Education, Exploration & Conservation                                         The Boston Sea Rovers Internship The Boston Sea Rovers internship is one of the most prestigious internships in the USA if not the world! It’s an incredible opportunity for anyone that loves the underwater water world.   Applications due by November 15th     […]

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What would Butch do? Everything you see is telling you a story.

https://www.facebook.com/CaveDiveSmart/videos/1902071616729943/ EVERYTHING YOU SEE IS TELLING YOU A STORY. ARE WE LISTENING?  DO WE REALLY UNDERSTAND WHAT TO LOOK FOR OR WHAT WE ARE SEEING? This one of a kind video depicts the way we have been describing how real-life rescues evolve and the fact that most of the industry is not training for real […]

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A message to those in areas affected by the recent hurricanes

To our friends, students, and so many that we have met throughout the years – Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. The only thing more beautiful and powerful than an unleashed, unstoppable storm (be it a hurricane, tornado, typhoon, or whatever the atmosphere throws at us), is the power of mankind […]

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Aquatic and Equivocal Death Investigation Course Oct. 10-12 in Tampa, FL

The Florida Institute for Forensic Anthropology & Applied Sciences (IFAAS) and the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office at USG is hosting a 3-day course on methods and best practices for investigation equivocal deaths, with special attention on water-related deaths and homicidal drownings.  Numerous case studies will be presented throughout the course.  Presenters:  Andrea Zaferes and Cpl. […]

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FREE documentary – featuring Andrea Zaferes – Extreme Jobs: Public Safety Diver

EXTREME JOBS – E14 – Public Safety Diver, Special Forces Instructor, Fish Millionaire Click here to view documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnpIz_NfuOA Andrea appeared in this British documentary a while back.  It’s a great look at what we do. Here is the description from the documentary makers:  “We travel around the globe to meet people who do the […]

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What would Butch Do? Your first four responsibilities on a scene…

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 too quickly? Do I have a hands-on practiced plan for how I’m going […]

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