Duration: 3 days (24 hours) - Recommended for certified divers and surface support personnel
Learn the fundamentals of dive operations from scene evaluation through incident debriefing. Public safety divers and surface-support personnel will be prepared to respond effectively to the water-incident scene. Topics include overview of public safety drowning accidents; selecting, training, and equipping dive teams; dealing with family, media, and other agencies, search pattern fundamentals, victim retrieval tactics; responding to vehicle accidents; accident scene documentation; and an introduction to specialized equipment. Program will be presented in a classroom, a pool, and at an open-water training site.