Underwater Search and Rescue Team
As many of us understand, when it comes to public safety diving, safety is always the number one priority. Public safety divers are trained professionals who posses the knowledge, skill, and proper equipment that it takes to complete successful rescues. The majority of public safety divers work alongside of local law enforcement, fire departments, and other search and rescue teams. It is our goal to provide you with proper information about public safety diving, including information about equipment, training, risks and benefits, and more. Just as public safety diving is devoted to the service of others, we are dedicated to you when it comes to having a source for the information that you need the most!
For those who are less familiar with public safety diving, a brief explanation is in order. Public safety diving professionals are available to respond to emergencies at any time, and more often than not these professional underwater divers are required to work through bad weather, at night, and even in water that has been contaminated by hazardous materials. Public safety diving professionals have the same training as recreational divers, but their training goes much further than your run of the mill SCUBA diving class. These divers know how to properly conduct search patters, can recognize hazards in the water, know how to dive in zero visibility situations, and can recover evidence in a way that is admissible in a court of law. Because of the workplace safety demands that are placed on them, public safety diving professionals are also equipped with high quality diving gear that often includes dry suits and dive helmets and can be in with water for much longer than recreational divers can.
Though the majority of public safety diving professionals work on a volunteer basis, many police officers and firemen choose to become certified and can earn a higher salary as compensation. Many firefighters find themselves suited very well to public safety diving because the gear for fighting fires and the gear for diving is somewhat similar. There is also an opportunity for volunteers to get involved in public safety diving. Many volunteer public safety divers donate their time and talents to help support their local law enforcement teams and to gain the satisfaction that comes from devoting time to the common good.
We hope that you will take the time to learn more about public safety diving and that you will feel free to contact us with any questions, comments, or concerns. We look forward to hearing from you!