What: Seminar Presentation
Date: Friday 11/3/17
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Who: Thomas Powell & Italino “Tony” Pietrantonio
Presentation Description: Throughout the United States there are dive teams of all types. They come from Fire, Rescue, EMS, Law Enforcement, and even civilian groups. They work every day to assist others, learn new skills, and to become proficient at rescue and recovery. They fight for or against budget concerns, community appearance issues, training needs, and aid requests. All of this is done simply to help those in need.
If you have worked with or seen dive teams and the issues they face, you may have wondered how these problems can be overcome. To answer some of these questions, we will be discussing how to create a team, establish safe practices, gain community support, fight against known issues, establish continual training, and then maintain an effective team that can serve a community in an effective fashion. One of the largest issues teams face today is a lack of mutual aid. Recent hurricanes have shown us that working together to fix issues can help to solve horrific problems. We will show you what we have found to work and some ideas you may be able to take home and implement with teams in your region.
The objective above all for any dive team is to come home safe. If a mission can be accomplished in a manner that achieves established goals while keeping team members safe, then you have simply doubled your success. We will further discuss problems we have seen and how to improve existing situations. We look forward to seeing anyone who wishes to attend and we hope we can help you answer many of the questions you may have been struggling to answer along the team development pathway.