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Public Safety Divers

Discussion in 'Public Safety Divers/Search and Rescue' started by Scubadawg, Apr 21, 2003.

  1. Scubadawg

    Scubadawg Barracuda

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    I was wondering how many Public Safety divers we have on this board. I am part of the Mid-County Rescue/Recovery team here in Mid-missouri.(lake of the ozarks).

    Scubaddawg:saver:
     
  2. DiverBuoy

    DiverBuoy Instructor, Scuba

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    I've never asked anyone of them what exactly they do. Can you run down some of the responsibilities please?
     
  3. randyjoy

    randyjoy Instructor, Scuba

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    Wise County Sheriff's Department (Texas) Dive Team Commander. Lake Bridgeport is our primary blackwater lake, great for PSD training and little else.

    Our team is responsible for both evidentiary recovery/searches (evidence to be used in a criminal case), vehicle recovery (when someone lets their car roll into the lake, usually while trying to launch a boat), and victim recovery.

    Dive year round, did a vehicle pull in February, it was 38 degrees. Dry suit/FFM solo-tethered is the norm.
     
  4. MikeFerrara

    MikeFerrara Instructor, Scuba

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    I am Team Leader of the North Central Indiana Scuba Equipment Recovery Team.

    Just kidding:D
     
  5. Big-t-2538

    Big-t-2538 Divemaster

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    You don't by chance hang out under the docks at gilboa waiting for gear to drop do ya????
     
  6. MikeFerrara

    MikeFerrara Instructor, Scuba

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    No...For all the divers I see at Gilboa that don't look like the're going to make it back I have a special slate that says..."I'll Come Back For Your Equipment!"
     
  7. TheDarknessLord

    TheDarknessLord Nassau Grouper

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    I'm got my Rescue Diver from PADI many years ago, and I can tell you that it was really good!!! I guess that I can say that was my best experience in recreational diving...
     
  8. medic13

    medic13 Public Safety Diver

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    well I guess, I fall into that group .
    I am the captain of the local rescue and dive team for the county of Moore in NC.
    jobs responsiability whats that I thought, we just dove and looked for stuff for no reason never mind the visability is none and cold as heck , oh and they want photo's of something you cant see but feel dang why me !!!!!!!!!!!
     
  9. Scubadawg

    Scubadawg Barracuda

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    We went to a Undisclosed Location last year and meet up with a few individuals that were on there way to do a night dive..2 of them were Heavily intoxicated one of them was just certified that day the other 2 said they were AOW cert so they would take care of them if some thing happened . I told them we a part of a Rescue/Recovery team and that we would be sitting at the campfire if they needed to recover a body or two.

    This is what i give people that are too stupid to think about what they are about to do

    *They got lucky they all came back*

    http://www.cisatlantic.com/trimix/other/prdf.htm

    Scubbadawg
     
  10. Alfred.E

    Alfred.E Nassau Grouper

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    Good one Scubaddawg but do you find that you spend much time explaining the release in detail or are they usually too stupid and just sign them? :drown:
     

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