Do You Need a Refresher as a PSD?

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Think about it, how long have you been a public safety diver? Keep that going, how long has it been since you took a public safety diving course? Most importantly, how do you know when it’s time for a refresher?
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Getting Funding in the Private Public Safety World

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Public safety diving isn’t like any other type of diving. Teams are constantly figuring out where their next dollar is coming from and beyond that, how to use it in a way that benefits their team the most. Let’s take a look at how private public safety companies can succeed at business while making public safety divers’ jobs safer and more efficient.
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Electronic Comm Systems and Their Weak Link (Hint: It’s You!)

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Many Public Safety Divers take issue with their full face masks from time to time. We get it, equipment can fail, but are you taking the proper precautions to makes sure you’re not hurrying along this process?
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You’ll Be Surprised What Firefighters Can Do with the Right Training and Dive Gear

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What is the difference between firefighters and public safety divers? Easy, one fights fires and one dives into the water to rescue victims or recover evidence. Now let's think about their gear and training... Both parties require an air supply and both parties would never allow an individual off the street to jump in to bring someone to safety.
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Victim Care for Ice Rescue Operations

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Professional surface ice rescue technicians must have an understanding of victim physiology when attempting to rescue an individual that is immersed in freezing water.
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How Diving Helped Me Even After The System Didn’t

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The first time I got to just enjoy a dive and not have to do any practical exercises, I was with Air Hogs Scuba helping them train the Durham County Sheriff’s Office search and recovery team. 

Health and Fitness Pt. 7

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Diving in and of itself is an inherently dangerous sport. However, for Public Safety Divers that danger is multiplied exponentially due to the environment in which we dive in, the specialized equipment we use, and the stress of the actual reason we are diving to begin with.
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Rivers VS Ocean Currents

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What influences currents? Where do they come from? How do they affect our planning and execution? What hazards am I looking at and for? These are some of the questions I ask myself when I am trying to understand what we face in various places with different bodies of water.
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PTSD and Public Safety Part 1

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First responders – EMS, firefighters, police, and search-and-rescue teams (including divers) – are the public safety professionals who come running when there’s an emergency. Who helps them when they're struggling?
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80% of All Ice Rescues Begin with a Dog

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Ice rescue doesn’t always mean a person has fallen through the ice – most of the time we see golden retrievers and black labs involved; these dogs love the water no matter what the season. Most dogs love chasing things; besides sleeping or eating, it’s their favorite pastime.

The Role of the Public Safety Divers in the Legal System

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All dive teams must follow regional laws when performing dive operations, and in many cases, must seek the advice and support of associated law enforcement or justice system personnel.

The Contrast Between Surface Ice & Ice Diving Operations

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In many parts of the country, fall weather has arrived and winter is right around the corner. Rescue professionals must gear up for both ice rescue and ice recovery operations.