Preserving evidence should always be a priority when a diver is rescuing a victim or recovering a body. But how we should do that cannot be defined as an easy task. Mark Phillips Editor and Publisher of PSDiver Magazine has found a way to preserve trace evidence with a new technique to bag the hands, feet, and head of a body when performing a body recovery.
Every team no matter how experienced has room for improvement. These ten tips will help keep your team running like a well-oiled machine no matter what situation arises. Striving for better doesn’t always mean that you or your team needs work it just means that you stay on top of your A game.
Public safety divers often have the job of helping to solve crimes. They do this by recovering evidence in a body of water where a crime may have taken place or evidence was disposed of. We’re breaking down what you need to know to help solve crimes as a public safety diver.
Public safety diving has been getting more media and news attention lately and this has led us to believe there might be a need for some clarification on a few things.
Do you know the difference between police dive teams and fire rescue dive teams? While there might be some stigma that they like to poke fun at each other about who’s better. The truth is they’re more similar than one might realize. They even work together more than we realize too.
When filling out a medical form you may come across things that need a little bit more attention. We want you to know that it’s okay to have to talk to a dive doctor about your medical history. We’re not trying to prevent you from diving, we’re trying to prevent you from also becoming a victim. It’s as simple as that.
If you dive in contaminated water, and most public safety divers will, then you must be aware of the procedures to be followed for decontamination, i.e., the cleaning of the diver and his gear following a dive.
Surely this isn’t the first blog post you’ve ever read or even seen from us and you might have wondered in the past how and where we get our articles. Now we’re spilling the beans and accepting new authors for our blogs and newsletters.
There’s no doubt that witnesses are important to any dive rescue mission, but are you interviewing them effectively? Learn more from Michael Glenn on how to effectively conduct witness interviews.
It’s no secret that public safety diving isn’t for everyone, but do know all that goes into being a public safety diver? The level of danger, time commitment, and dedication to their communities are often overlooked. Learn more about why one ERDI Headquarters member is passionate about public safety diving.