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Discussion in 'Public Safety Divers/Search and Rescue' started by Gary D., Jun 10, 2004.

  1. Gary D.

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    We are hosting the “Ironman” for the second year. This is one big major event with a lot of people in the water at once. I don’t know when it will be televised this year.

    For any of our water events I am always assigned the deepest station on the course. I’m one of those very lucky people that can drop to the bottom like a rock. My tubes must be like a garden hose. I had to watch last year because of a severely injured ankle. Not this year, I am going to be there.

    We have had numerous events over the years and have never had a serious problem. But there can always be a first.

    We utilize our Marine boats and the Fireboats plus our PWC’s. I am normally on one of our boats. The course is two laps to make up a 2.4 mile swim. It can get quite interesting. All 9 of us we be at a station in waters over 15’ deep. Shallower than that will be considered a surface rescue.

    Here are some links:
    http://admin.ironmanlive.com/vnews/idaho

    This one has both the Ironman and CdA Triathlon
    http://www.cdatriathlon.com/

    Gary D.

    ps: Not much to train for but it is a good excuse to get wet and get paid at the same time :wink:
     

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