July 30 Deadline to register for: Alaska – Aquatic Death and Homicidal Drowning Investigations Class – 2 day and SAR/DIVE 3rd day available

Aquatic Death and Homicidal Drowning Investigation Training  (2 days with optional 3rd day hands-on Search and Rescue (for both Surface and Dive SAR teams) skills day – Last day to register is July 30, 2018! August 18-19 and 20, 2018 –  Anchorage, Alaska, hosted by Alaska Solstice Search Dogs and Alaska Dive Search and Rescue. Ideal for; […]

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•Chicago Fire Department Diver Dies During Rescue Attempt – Fire Engineering News

Chicago Fire Department Diver Dies During Rescue Attempt A fire Firefighter had reportedly become separated from his partner 05/29/2018   A fire department diver looking for a man who fell off a boat into the Chicago River on Monday night was separated from his partner underwater and was killed. (WGN9 video)  CHICAGO (AP) — A […]

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Victim Retrieval

A pre-established protocol is essential for victim retrieval. When the team is looking for a body, there are many psychological effects on both the rescuer, and the victim’s family. If the team is in the rescue mode, meaning the victim has a chance of being viable. If the team is using a tender, a predetermined […]

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Drownings

Preventing drowning accidents is one of the number one reasons dive teams are established. Drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death, averaging approximately 8000 deaths per year in the United States alone. Near drowning accidents are estimated at 500 to 600 times more common than drownings. A victim drowns when they are suffocated […]

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