Have you heard about the common beef between law enforcement and fire department public safety dive teams? It is real and alive; however, we’re calling for these teams to work together for the common good. Learn more about how these two types of teams can work together for the benefit of the community
Safety should always be the number one goal and the first step to safety is doing everything you can to prevent a problem. That’s where checklists come in, specifically pre-dive checklists. These lists are a little different compared to your standard Open Water Diver pre-dive checklist. Learn more about what public safety divers should go over.
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.
PRE INCIDENT PLANNING FOR THE AQUATIC RESCUE
Is your team prepared for an incident to occur at any of the bodies of water in your jurisdiction? Pre-planning for aquatic rescue incidents can make rescues run more smoothly. This tactic may also help your team complete the mission faster. Learn more about what you need to document in order to create an aquatic rescue plan before you’re ever called to one.
According to the CDC, drowning ranks as the fifth leading cause of unintentional deaths in the United States. There is an average of ten drowning fatalities per day with two of the ten being children. Prevention strategies can make a difference only if they are followed. One of the prevention strategies that most people can do is learning CPR. The rescue and immediate resuscitation of a drowning victim can mean the difference between life and death. Read more to learn the keys in drowning resuscitation.