Expanding from Water & Ice Rescue to a Dive Team
Looking to start gathering information on progressing from a Surface Water and Ice Rescue team into a all encompassing Dive Team. I have gathered some information from the NFPA codes and such and I am looking to expand on my knowledge. Looking more specifically into equipment inventories, training levels and funding issues/capital outlay. Our department covers 4 large fresh water bodies of water and has numerous smaller ponds and one river with small dams and locks along its path with a low to moderate current. We do have ice cover about 3 to 4 months a year on all bodies of water. Any info or links to sites would be of great help.
Consider calling Dive Rescue International
You should call Trevor Aronson at Dive Rescue International. His number is 800-248-DIVE or he can be reached via e-mail at:
Trevor is the Dive Rescue International program coordinator and is also an officer with the Larimer County Dive Team in Fort Collins, CO. He can assist with recommendations regarding training and equipment since those are two services provided by D.R.I.
You can visit Dive Rescue International online at:
Best of luck!
(Also, I have attached a Dive Team SOG file that is NFPA compliant)