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    Default Training program in Vero Beach / "Floods and Moving Water"

    Our department is hosting a "Floods and Moving Water" class here in Vero Beach, FL. The program will be "shift friendly" over a six day period so personnel will not need time off from their department in order to participate. Most of this training will take place outdoors, in the aquatic environment.

    As many know, floods result in loss of life and property throughout the world. This type of natural disaster is becoming a more common scenario and communities are demanding rescue providers be prepared. The enormity of flooding incidents makes planning and training critical for a successful response. Floods vary in duration and intensity, but the concepts for conducting rescue and recovery operations are similar.

    Program topics include:

    Rescue and survival tactics
    Rescuer safety
    Identifying potential dangers
    Equipment for yourself and your team
    Hydrology
    Dynamics of moving water
    Site survey
    Rope tactics
    Boat-based techniques
    Rigging systems
    Low-head dams
    Risk/benefit analysis

    Duration - 3 days of training (24 hours)
    TRAINING DAY 1 (choose May 8 or 9)
    TRAINING DAY 2 (choose May 10 or 11)
    TRAINING DAY 3 (choose May 12 or 13)

    Recommended for - Dive team members, water rescue team members, law enforcement, fire service personnel and first responders.

    Prerequisites - Member of a public safety agency and at least 18 years old.

    Student Equipment:

    -Adequate clothing and protection from the environment (including sun screen)
    -Acceptable footwear and water sports helmet
    -U.S. Coast Guard approved PFD (Type III or better with attached knife and whistle)
    -Wetsuit, water rescue gloves, leather work gloves and fins
    -Swift water rescue board (optional, bring one if you have one)
    -Pen and paper for note taking and sketching

    Space is LIMITED so sign up ASAP.

    The first day of class will be at the Airport Training Center located at 2703 Flight Safety Drive. For additional information and to download a registration form, please visit:

    http://www.diverescueintl.com/doc/verobeach,fl-fmw.pdf

    REGISTRATION AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE THROUGH
    DIVE RESCUE INTERNATIONAL
    AT 800-248-3483.


    www.DiveRescueIntl.com


    Lt. Blades Robinson, Marine Rescue FTO
    Indian River County Fire Rescue
    Fire Station No. 2
    3301 Bridge Plaza Drive
    Vero Beach, FL 32963
    772.492.2402


    LAT 27°39.133'
    LON 080°22.261'
    ICW Marker 140


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    Default It was a GREAT class!

    Well it was a great six days of training and a total of 31 people participated. David Owens from Indianapolis Fire Department did a fantastic job and there is interest in doing another program in the future.

    If anyone is interested in hosting this program or any other water rescue program, check out the Dive Rescue International webpage. There you can find a list of programs offered as well as information on how to host one of their classes.

    http://www.diverescueintl.com/hosting.html

    http://www.diverescueintl.com/training.html


    Lt. Blades Robinson, Marine Rescue FTO
    Indian River County Fire Rescue
    Fire Station No. 2
    3301 Bridge Plaza Drive
    Vero Beach, FL 32963
    772.492.2402

    LAT 27°39.133'
    LON 080°22.261'
    ICW Marker 140

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