Full Face Mask Diver and Dive Rescue 1 – Bayfield, WI – September 22-25, 2022

September 22-25, 2022 Dive Rescue International and the Bayfield Fire Department in Bayfield, Wisconsin will put on a Full Face Mask Diver and Dive Rescue 1 training. This special training course will incorporate the safe use of a full face mask in public safety diving which helps to complete encapsulation diving for our responders. We always assume the water in which we operate our missions is at least a little bit (if not more) contaminated with anything from petroleum products to biological contaminates, and the use of dry suits and full face masks helps to protect our divers. This equipment pair is also NFPA standard.

Dive Rescue I is the internationally renowned three-day (24 hour) training program for certified divers and surface support personnel. Successful completion of the Dive Rescue I program provides basic methods and skills necessary for a Public Safety Diver to function safely and effectively at a water accident. From scene evaluation to incident debriefing, this program covers it all. Diving and surface support personnel learn to apply the latest techniques in underwater rescue and recovery to prepare them to respond effectively

and safely to water incidents.

This program is presented in the classroom, pool and open-water to allow students to become familiar with the techniques prior to field scenarios. Successful completion of this program is measured in class

participation (including 2 dives) and an end of program comprehensive test.

 

Key training topics include:

DROWNING AND PSD FATALITIES

TEAM ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT

SEARCH PATTERNS

SCENE EVALUATION

VICTIM RETRIEVAL

SERVICE TO THE FAMILY, MEDIA AND OTHER AGENCIES

VEHICLE-IN-WATER ACCIDENTS

NFPA STANDARDS

 

PREREQUISITES

All students must be a member of a public safety agency and at least 18 years of age. Students must read and complete a RSTC medical statement prior to attending class. Any diver answering yes to any

contraindication must have the form signed by a physician. Diving students must have proof of open water certification.

This program is designed for personnel who are physically fit. Participants are encouraged to participate after successfully completing the IADRS Watermanship Test or testing to a fitness level of 13 MET

(Metabolic Equivalents) or greater. Participants with aerobic fitness questions or concerns should consult their physician prior to in-water training. Participants who have poor aerobic fitness may attend this program as surface support personnel with the approval of the instructor.

 

 

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