Get Educated with PMI at FDIC 2017

Get Educated with PMI at
FDIC 2017

Do more than ever next week (April 24 – 29) with the PMI Team in Indianapolis at FDIC International 2017!

It’s your chance to learn from the experts at the 90th FDIC conference and exhibition at the Indiana Convention Center. As a warm up to the main event, PMI’s CEO Loui McCurley and Technical Manager Tom Wood will be joining with PMI Dealer Elevated Safety to teach two sold out H.O.T. Tower Rescue classes on Monday April 24 and Tuesday April 25. Stop by the PMI booth for equipment demos; bring your toughest technical questions about rope rescue for our VRS instructors – Tom Wood, Brian Connell, and Loui McCurley; speak to our quality manager Kim Hunter; and meet with the PMI sales and marketing team!

FDIC is the largest fire rescue training and exhibition in North America with over 800 exhibitors, attendees from over 60 countries, and an expected attendance of over 30,000. Don’t miss out on all the latest and greatest that the Fire/Rescue world has to offer.

Stop by PMI booth #3215 from April 27 – 29 to see our latest gear and pick up your copy of our new 2017 catalog. See you at FDIC!

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Swiftwater Rescue 1 & 2 – Espanola, NM

Aqua Sana Fire Department is hosting a Swiftwater Rescue 1 & 2 Combination class in Espanola, NM this 3/31, 4/1, 4/2, 4/8, 4/9. For more information, download the program flyer here: Espanola, NM Program Flyer

Course topics include: Hydrology/Dynamics of Moving Water • Preplanning Swiftwater Operations • Site Survey • Hazard Identification • Personal Protective Equipment • Rope Tactics • Knots • Survival Float & Swim Techniques • Mechanical Rigging Systems • Locating Hidden Obstructions • Use of Inflatable Boats • Low-head Dams • Swiftwater Search Techniques • Characteristics of Moving Water • Operational Planning • Equipment Selection and Use • Search Techniques and Practical Exercises • Advanced Rope and Rigging Skills • Knots and Rigging • Swimming Exercises • Swiftwater Rescue Board Exercises • Advanced River Rescue Scenarios • Triage Exercises • Strainer Drills • Water-Bound Victim Extrication Exercises

Crystallized nylon-hose interiors can cause regulator failures.

From ALERT DIVER ONLINE.

Scuba equipment failure or malfunction is a relatively rare factor in diving-related accidents and fatalities. When it does occur, the most common and hazardous malfunctions involve regulators and buoyancy compensator (BC) power inflators.1Thus, a recent report to DAN® of a regulator failure was not necessarily surprising, but the cause in this particular case turned out to be quite unusual.

http://www.alertdiver.com/crystallized_hoses

Humminbird Sonar Technician ~ Colorado Springs, CO

The Colorado Springs Fire Department is hosting a Humminbird Sonar Technician class in Colorado Springs, CO this June 14-15, 2017. Download the program flyer for more information: Colorado Springs, CO Program Flyer

Humminbird Helix 7 SI-GPS

Humminbird Helix 7 SI-GPS

This program was developed for Law Enforcement, Fire, and Marine Rescue teams who utilize Humminbird sonar. These cost effective systems can provide First Responders with an affordable solution for underwater search operations.

The system features the same style imagery as traditional side scan sonar systems and requires many of the same image interpretation skills required for towed sonar systems. This program will guide you through the setup, usage, and limitations of the side imaging sonars.

The program also provides imagery of drowning victims and victim surrogates for comprehensive training. This program will inexpensively let you get the most from of your Humminbird® system.
The course is led by senior instructor Vincent Capone. Vincent has over 30 years sonar experience, and is a sonar subject expert instructor for the US Navy. He has trained law enforcement groups such as Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Hennipen County Sheriff’s Office, Suffolk County Marine Police and many more.

Dive Rescue Training – Little Hocking, OH

The Little Hocking Volunteer Fire Department is hosting a Dive Rescue 1 class this June 16-18,  2017. For more information download the program flyer here: Little Hocking, OH Program Flyer

Course topics include: Public Safety Diving Accidents, Drowning, Dive Team Organization and Management, Search Patterns, Scene Evaluation, Victim Retrieval, Service to the Family, Media & Other Agencies, Vehicle Accidents, Underwater Investigation, Field exercises

This program is presented in the classroom, pool and open water to allow students to become familiar with the techniques prior to field scenarios.

If you have any questions, please contact us. We hope to see you there!

Dive Rescue Training – Puyallup, WA – April 10-14, 2017

The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a Dive Rescue 2 class in Puyallup, WA this April 10-14, 2017. For more information download the program flyer here: DR2 Puyallup, WA Program Flyer

 

Current Diving topics include: Hydrology/Dynamics of Moving Water • Scene Evaluation • Preplanning Current Diving Operations • Self-Rescue Techniques • Rescue Procedures for
Surface Support Personnel • Selecting Specialized Equipment • Search Patterns in Current
• Search Techniques • Handling Panic and Stress • Field Scenarios

Public Safety Diver Survival topics include: Classify the causes and characteristics of diver
stress • Identify pre-dive and dive stress • Conceptualize the behavioral and psychological signs of stress • Define the stages of stress • Recognize factors leading to panic • Relate the coping styles for panic

This program is presented in the classroom, pool and open water to allow students to become familiar with the techniques prior to field scenarios.

If you have any questions, please contact us. We hope to see you there!

Dive Rescue Training -Newaygo, MI – April 7-9, 2017

The Newaygo Fire District is hosting a Dive Rescue 1 class this April 7-9,  2017. For more information download the program flyer here: Newaygo, MI Program Flyer

Course topics include: Public Safety Diving Accidents, Drowning, Dive Team Organization and Management, Search Patterns, Scene Evaluation, Victim Retrieval, Service to the Family, Media & Other Agencies, Vehicle Accidents, Underwater Investigation, Field exercises

This program is presented in the classroom, pool and open water to allow students to become familiar with the techniques prior to field scenarios.

 

If you have any questions, please contact us. We hope to see you there!

Interspiro Technician – San Diego, CA – April 8, 2017

Diving Unlimited Internatinal is hosting an Interspiro Technician program in San Diego, CA this April 7, 2017.

Download the program flyer for more information: San Diego, CA Program Flyer

Course topics include: Communication modules, Parts inspection, repair, and replacement, Troubleshooting, Adjustment, Safety Pressure vs. Demand Valve, Converting from Demand to Safety Pressure, Testing with the Interspiro Mini Test Kit, Annual service, Hatch maintenance (ABV)

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