Is your team swift-water trained? Some folks think that if you don’t live in an area where flooding could occur that this type of training is unnecessary. We tend to disagree and feel that you should never underestimate the power of water.
Does your team fully encapsulate on every dive? Do you know why this is important? Most importantly do you know the risks you’re taking when you DO NOT encapsulate? Jay White is breaking it all down on why you should encapsulate on every dive.
Have you ever heard of the size up method WATER? We’re breaking down exactly what this means and who you should call at every step of an aquatic rescue. Knowing what is going to happen will allow personnel to not only assist in the rescue but observe the entire scene. They can be alert for safety issues and make recommendations to adjust the rescue plan.
Responding to a public safety call is no small job. There is much more planning that you might realize. All this must be done as quickly as possible. This is why we train, train, and train some more. Learn about the questions you should be able to answer before getting in the water for any call.
No matter what type of diving you’re doing it’s important that you keep yourself safe. Whether doing shallow or deep dives, recreational or technical, it is important to always know and be aware of what you are breathing, and what depth you are at. It may save your life. Learn more about oxygen toxicity, how you can prevent it, the two different types and the warning signs that something might be wrong.
Our ears are a vital piece of our senses. Taking action and precautions to protect your ears in every situation should always be a priority. With that comes knowing how the ear works and the different parts of the inner ear. Learn how you can keep your ears safe on every dive with our seven golden rules.
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.