If you are in the public safety community and you have never had the chance to attend FDIC, you should make the effort.
Air delivery is one topic that must be discussed and planned on any dive team.
Most of the time, it seems that the only pay off they do receive for recovering a weapon or someone’s child, is to be informed that they have no clue what they are doing
Over the past year or so, I have been on a mission to figure out what the health risks are to public safety divers, what is causing injuries, why they are dying, and what ERDI can do to help prevent these accidents from happening.
No matter what, you will get some butterflies in your stomach and the thrill of a real world mission cannot cloud your need to remain a responsible team member.
Once a business becomes a government licensed hydro-test facility, they must follow the regulations or face fines and penalties for errors or mistakes.
The volunteer chaplain must realize that his primary role is the care and camaraderie of the team, not recruitment for his local religious organization.
ELearning has been great – for every industry and educational institution. That is not to say we can’t improve upon it.
Diving in bodies of water known to hold contaminants can be dangerous and problematic. Planning must go into operations of this type and all parties should look for potential hazards and risks to mitigate problems.
The truth about ice diving operations is that they are very similar to standard public safety dives, with the addition of problematic factors.