International Water Rescue Conference in September
Water rescue and recovery professionals worldwide will gather in Hartford, CT for the 2005 International Water Rescue Conference, hosted by the IADRS. Lecture topics include: NFPA water rescue standards, NIMS, Homeland Security Grant Funding and utilizing SONAR and other technologies in victim recovery operations, just to name a few. Pre-conference programs include an Underwater Investigator program (Sept 26 & 27), a Viking Dry Suit Repair (Sept 26) and an AGA Repair Clinic (Sept 27).
For additional information please contact the IADRS at:
International Association of Dive Rescue Specialists
201 North Link Lane
Fort Collins, CO 80524-2717
Additional conference information is available online at:
Water Rescue Conference in CT
DIVE RESCUE SPECIALISTS HELPING VICTIMS OF HURRICANES KATRINA AND RITA COMING TO HARTFORD FOR MAJOR CONFERENCE
Wednesday, September 28 - Saturday, October 1
HARTFORD, CONN., September 27, 2005 – An association of dive experts, some of whom have been working to rescue and recover victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in Louisiana and Mississippi are coming to Hartford, Conn. this week for their convention. The International Association of Dive Rescue Specialists (IADRS) will conduct their Annual Water Rescue Conference at the Marriott Hartford Downtown from Wednesday, September 28 through Saturday, October 1, reports the Greater Hartford Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Over 160 professionals representing multiple rescue and law enforcement agencies from throughout U.S. and Canada will attend this conference. In addition to attending lectures, participants will have opportunities to share information, discuss successes and near-misses, and learn how they can enhance their abilities while increasing team member safety.
The International Association of Dive Rescue Specialists is a non-profit organization with a mission to increase the safety of professional dive team members through the exchange of information and resources. It is supported solely by membership dues and corporate sponsors. (800-IADRS-911, www.IADRS.org)
“We are thrilled that this group of courageous professionals chose Hartford and the Hartford Marriott Downtown as the site of their annual conference,” says H. Scott Phelps. “This is the caliber of high quality associations that we are attracting to our region.”