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    Default 2009 International PSD Conference begins Sept 22

    The International Association of Dive Rescue Specialists (IADRS.org) is hosting the
    2009 International Public Safety Diver Conference
    in Charlotte, NC beginning on September 22.


    Participants from as far away as Ghana, Africa are attending. You should too!


    Conference Rates:

    IADRS Member Rate: $350/Per Person
    Non-Member Rate: $395/Per Person
    3rd Person: $150/Per Person


    All Conference rates include lunch tickets for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Attendees staying at the host hotel will also receive a complimentary continental breakfast each day.

    The IADRS conference this year will be slightly different from prior years since it includes "hands on training." At an open water training site participants can use and compare ROV's, side scan SONAR equipment, side imaging SONAR, and rotating SONAR. At the pool site participants can demo dry suits, full face masks, underwater communication systems, surface supplied air systems, etc. General session lectures will include noted authors Steven Barsky (Diving in High Risk Environments) and Steven Orusa (Dive Rescue Specialist - Operational Training for Public Safety Divers). Blades Robinson will speak on lessons learned from PSD fatalities since 1960 and Dr. Richard Sadler will speak about increasing diver safety through situational awareness, referencing the tragedy aboard the USCG Cutter Healey.


    Charlotte, NC is a hub airport for U.S. Airways and inexpensive airfare can be found at www.Kayak.com


    Registration forms and hotel information can be found at:
    http://www.iadrs.org/index.php?pr=CONFERENCE


    Conference vendors include:

    Chesapeake Technology, Inc.
    Deep Ocean Engineering
    Divers Alert Network
    Dive Rescue International
    Diving Unlimited International
    Edge Tech
    First Alert Rescue Mat
    Interspiro, Inc.
    Johnson Outdoors
    Kongsberg Mesotech, Ltd.
    Marine Sonic Technology, Ltd.
    Mustang Survival, Inc.
    Ocean Reef, Inc.
    Ocean Technology Systems
    Perry Life Support Systems
    Rescue One Connector Boats
    SeaBotix, Inc.
    Trelleborg Viking
    VideoRay, LLC.
    Whites Manufacturing, Ltd.
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    Default IADRS Conference - 2009 Itinerary

    2009 International Public Safety Diver Conference - Itinerary
    (subject to change)

    http://www.iadrs.org/index.php?pr=CONFERENCE


    Sunday, September 20th
    Water Operations Officer Development (Pre-Conference Class) Day 1 of 2

    Monday, September 21st
    Water Operations Officer Development (Pre-Conference Class) Day 2 of 2
    Marine Sonic Sonar Operations Class (Pre-Conference Class) Day 1 of 2
    Visual Cylinder Inspection (Pre-Conference Class)

    Tuesday, September 22nd
    Marine Sonic Sonar Operations Class (Pre-Conference Class) Day 2 of 2
    Interspiro Technician (Pre-Conference Class)
    Vendors Open 2:00 - 7:00 p.m.
    Registration 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

    Opening Ceremony / Welcome Reception 7:00 - 7:30 p.m.
    Key Note Speaker – Steve Barsky “Protecting the Diver” 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.


    Wednesday, September 23rd
    Late Registration 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
    Vendors Open 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
    Public Safety Diving in Polluted Environments (Steve Barsky) 8:30 - 9:45 a.m.
    Coffee Break – Exhibits Open 9:45 - 10:15 a.m.
    Public Safety Diving in Polluted Environments (Steve Barsky, cont) 10:15 - 11:00 a.m.
    Raffle Drawing 11:00 - 11:15 a.m.
    Future Technologies in Public Safety Diving (Mike Zinzser) 11:15 - 12:00 p.m.

    Lunch/Travel to Off-Site Training 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
    Off-Site Training Sessions 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

    Pool* (Group A)
    DUI Dry Suit Experience
    White Manufacturing Dry Suit Experience
    Trelleborg Viking Dry Suit Experience
    Interspiro DP-3 Surface Supplied Air In-Water Demonstration
    DUI Dry Suit Decontamination Demonstration
    Instruction on Care and Maintenance of the Dry Suit by Trelleborg Viking

    Charlotte Fire Department, Station No. 38, Boathouse/Lake (Group B)
    Marine Sonic Side Scan Sonar, Hands-On Demonstration
    Rescue One Connector Boats, Boat Operations
    Hummingbird, Side Imaging Sonar, Hands-On Demonstration
    Kongsberg Mesotech Sonar, Hands-On Demonstration
    SeaBotix ROV Demonstration
    Edge Tech – Search & Recovery Side Scan Sonar, Hands-On Demonstration
    VideoRay ROV, Hands-On Demonstration

    Charlotte Fire Department Training Academy (Group C)
    Bill Heckler, Crime Scene Investigation

    Exhibits Open 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
    Demonstration by First Alert Rescue Mat (Hotel Pool) 5:15 – 6:00 p.m.
    Reception 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.


    Thursday, September 24th
    Vendors Open 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
    Incident Safety Officer Standards (Steve Orusa) 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
    Coffee Break – Exhibits Open 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
    Raffle Drawing 10:30 - 10:45 p.m.
    Public Safety Diving Fatalities, Lessons Learned (Blades Robinson) 10:45 - 12:00 p.m.

    Lunch/Travel to Off-Site Training 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
    Off-Site Training Sessions 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

    Pool* (Group B)
    DUI Dry Suit Experience
    White Manufacturing Dry Suit Experience
    Trelleborg Viking Dry Suit Experience
    Interspiro DP-3 Surface Supplied Air In-Water Demonstration
    DUI Dry Suit Decontamination Demonstration
    Instruction on Care and Maintenance of the Dry Suit by Trelleborg Viking

    Charlotte Fire Department, Station No. 38, Boathouse/Lake (Group C)
    Marine Sonic Side Scan Sonar, Hands-On Demonstration
    Rescue One Connector Boats, Boat Operations
    Humminbird, Side Imaging Sonar, Hands-On Demonstration
    Kongsberg Mesotech Sonar, Hands-On Demonstration
    SeaBotix ROV Demonstration
    Edge Tech – Search & Recovery Side Scan Sonar, Hands-On Demonstration
    VideoRay ROV, Hands-On Demonstration

    Charlotte Fire Department Training Academy (Group A)
    Bill Heckler, Crime Scene Investigation


    Friday, September 25th
    Public Safety Diving Industry Standards (Craig Jenni) 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
    Coffee Break – Exhibits Open 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
    Raffle Drawing 10:30 - 10:45 a.m.
    Situational Awareness in Public Safety Diving Ops (Dr. Richard Sadler) 10:45 - 12:00 p.m.

    Lunch/Travel to Off-Site Training 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
    Off-Site Training Sessions 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

    Pool* (Group C)
    DUI Dry Suit Experience
    White Manufacturing Dry Suit Experience
    Trelleborg Viking Dry Suit Experience
    Interspiro DP-3 Surface Supplied Air In-Water Demonstration
    DUI Dry Suit Decontamination Demonstration
    Instruction on Care and Maintenance of the Dry Suit by Trelleborg Viking

    Charlotte Fire Department, Station No. 38, Boathouse/Lake (Group A)
    Marine Sonic Side Scan Sonar, Hands-On Demonstration
    Rescue One Connector Boats, Boat Operations
    Humminbird, Side Imaging Sonar, Hands-On Demonstration
    Kongsberg Mesotech Sonar, Hands-On Demonstration
    SeaBotix ROV Demonstration
    Edge Tech – Search & Recovery Side Scan Sonar, Hands-On Demonstration
    VideoRay ROV, Hands-On Demonstration

    Charlotte Fire Department Training Academy (Group B)
    Bill Heckler, Crime Scene Investigation

    Closing Ceremony 4:45—5:30 p.m.


    *Don’t Forget Your Swim Trunks/Swim Suit
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    Default Addition / Correction

    Ocean Technology Systems and Ocean Reef are conducting in-water demonstrations of their full face masks and underwater communication systems on each day of the IADRS conference.
    Last edited by BladesRobinson; 09-11-2009 at 10:39 AM.

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    Default UPDATE / 2009 IADRS Public Safety Diver Conference

    TO: All 2009 IADRS Conference Attendees

    We look forward to seeing you all in Charlotte, NC soon and wanted to provide each of you with updated information.

    The latest conference itinerary can be found online at: http://www.iadrs.org/media/Itinerary.pdf

    This year will be different from other conferences since we are conducting “hands on training.” One of the venues consist of pool demonstrations and we are asking ALL participants to bring a swim suit and consider department issued coveralls or other comfortable wear for the lakeside demonstrations.

    IF you have room in your carry on bag or checked luggage, please pack a conventional face mask that fits you well and, if room allows, fins that can be worn over dry suit boots.

    We are excited that teams from 19 states, Canada, the Netherlands and Ghana (Africa) are attending this year. More registrations are being received each day and we are looking forward to one of the best conferences ever.

    Please travel safe and contact the IADRS if you have any questions or concerns.

    Regards,


    Blades Robinson, Executive Director
    International Association of Dive Rescue Specialists
    Post Office Box 877
    Vero Beach, FL 32961-0877
    U.S.A.

    www.IADRS.org
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    Default UPDATE / 2009 IADRS Public Safety Diver Conference

    The exhibit hall at the 2009 International Public Safety Diver Conference has sold out and with regrets we have had to turn two potential exhibitors away. Participant registrations continue to stream in so it is not too late to attend.

    Sample airfares that are available now include:
    LAX to CLT $228 round trip
    DEN to CLT $227 round trip
    Chicago MDW to CLT $174 round trip
    Newark EWR to CLT $225 round trip

    The host hotel is $99 per night and includes continental breakfast each morning, free airport shuttle and transportation to and from the offsite venues each afternoon of the conference. Offsite venues include the Aquatic Center, the Police and Fire Training Academy and Fire Station 38 (lake side/open water site).

    More information can be found online at www.IADRS.org
    Last edited by BladesRobinson; 09-20-2009 at 01:01 PM.

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