PUBLIC SAFETY DIVER PROGRAM - 12/5/1999
the IANTD tradition of diver education, we are now offering a Public Safety
Diver (PSD) Education Program.
The purpose of
the IANTD Public Safety Diver course is to give divers the basic skills,
knowledge, planning, organization, techniques and hazards of this type of
diving, and develop the students understanding of the team concept to work
with Fire Departments, Rescue Squads and Law Enforcement.
Safety Divers, the call for help can come at any time. Most Public Safety
Diving operations involve recoveries of a body, vehicle, plane, or gathering
evidence from a crime or accident. The process of recovering objects or
missing persons starts as soon as the call for help is received and involves
many special skills which include: dive team organization, leadership and
extreme environmental conditions in various regions, it has been recognized
that the local dive teams have had to call on outside assistance because they
were not properly trained to handle these conditions.
cause of PSD accidents was the lack of proper training, which led to the diver
being unable to solve basic problems.
In an effort to
curb these incidents, we have developed a Public Safety Diving curriculum to
properly train and prepare divers for the challenges of Public Safety Diving.
Combined with Nitrox, Advanced Nitrox, Technical Nitrox, Trimix, or Overhead
Environmental Training, dive teams can now handle assignments only military or
commercial divers were capable of at one time.
information, please contact Larry Green at (904) 497-3494 or e-mail him at Lgreen@atlantic.net.
Larry is ITT #21 with IANTD, and also an Instructor Trainer with TDI. He is an
active cave instructor with the NSS-CDS and NACD, and also serves on both
training committees for these agencies.