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    Default International Public Safety Diver Conference

    The 2004 INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY DIVER CONFERENCE will be sponsored by the International Association of Dive Rescue Specialists (IADRS.org), and co-hosted by the Broward County Sheriff's Office and Department of Fire Rescue and Emergency Services, the Fort Lauderdale Police Department and the Fort Lauderdale Fire Department.

    Conference dates are November 3 through 6, 2004 with two pre-conference programs scheduled for November 1 through 3 (Special Marine Operations Hull Search and Diving in Polluted Environments).
    Tuition for the four day conference starts at $235 for IADRS members, $275 for non-members. Pre-conference programs are $340 and the cost for the Public Safety Diver Survival certification is $25 and includes the use of Aqua Lung equipment, air fill and in-water pool training. For more information, please visit:
    http://www.iadrs.org or call Toll Free: 1-800-IADRS-911

    THE CONFERENCE SCHEDULE FOLLOWS:

    November 3, 2004 (Wednesday)
    Time TBA Optional Open Water Ocean Dive (for training purposes)
    4:00-7:00 pm Registration, Open Exhibits
    7:00-9:00 pm Opening Ceremony - Scene Evaluation, The Key to Sucessful Operations

    November 4, 2004 (Thursday)
    8:00-9:00am Registration, Open Exhibits
    9:00-10:30 am Tragedy in Indianapolis, Lessons Learned From a Recent Public Safety Diving Fatality
    10:30-10:45 am Break (Open Exhibits)
    10:45 -12:00 pm Child Witness Interviews, Effective Means to Gather GOOD Information
    12:00-1:00 pm Lunch (Open Exhibits)
    1:00-2:30 pm Public Safety Diver Survival
    2:30-2:45 pm Break (Open Exhibits)
    2:45-5:00 pm Public Safety Diver Survival (continued)

    November 5, 2004 (Friday)
    8:00-9:00 am Open Exhibits
    9:00-12:00 pm Diving in Contaminated Waters
    12:00-1:30 pm Lunch (Open Exhibits)
    1:30-3:00 pm Equipment Standardization, Decreasing Costs While Increasing Diver Safety
    3:00-3:15 pm Break
    3:15-5:00 pm Protecting the Homeland Ports & Waterways, A New Role For Public Safety Dive Teams

    November 6, 2004 (Saturday)
    8:00-9:00 am Open Exhibits
    9:00-9:30 am Water Safety Programs & The Seth Foundation
    9:30-10:00 am Divers Alert Network
    10:00-11:00 am Underwater Accident Investigations, What Every PSD Should Look For
    11:00-12:00 pm Accidents Involving Mixed Gasses and Rebreathers, Are They Safe?
    12:00-1:30 pm Lunch
    1:30-3:00 pm "New" Technoloy, Enhancing Public Safety Diver Effectiveness & Safety
    3:00-4:00 pm Closing Ceremony
    _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

    The host hotel is:
    Sheraton Suites Cypress Creek
    555 NW 62nd Street
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
    Phone: 954-772-5400
    The conference rate is $89.00 per night for a double room. Mention the IADRS Conference to receive this special pricing. Rooms are limited.

    Travel arrangements can be made through:
    Judi's Travel
    800-453-5199
    Last edited by BladesRobinson; 04-10-2004 at 06:58 PM.

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