Hey, We are Technical Too!!!
I was wondering since all the excitment and focus has been lately on Technical Rescue Teams, espeically HAZ-MAT and then TRT=confined space, trench, etc... Are you feeling like the red-headed step child? There is alot of money being thrown around towards HazMat and TRT but i dont see much going to SCUBA. I would have to guess, but at least on my dept we are in the water on calls ALOT more than haz-mat and TRT calls and SCUBA is just as or even more dangerous than either of those in my opnion. So where is the money? ADSN have u seen any SCUBA get any MABAS money in IL? I would think that SCUBA would fall under TRT, but i dont think ive seen anything from it allocated to SCUBA. Its prob a department level issue, but i was wondering if you are experiencing the same thing. I mean we have pretty good gear etc, but itd be nice to have 25,000 or so to get more things. There are always more things:)