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As a 30 year Firefighter/Paramedic, and Career Fire Captain, The Engine 1 Podcast will be your all things Fire and EMS place. We talk about everything in our world, but specialize in topics such as Flammable Liquids Firefighting and Special Operations EMS, including Dive Medicine.
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Public Safety Dive Pre-Planning - E1P#004
Episode 004 Public Safety Dive Pre-Planning Where to find me www.engine1podcast.com www.facebook.com/engine1podcast @engine1podcast Email: firstname.lastname@example.org So this week I invite you to take a look at your public safety dive team, regardless of what kind it is. Police, Fire, EMS, Paid , Volunteer. Our goal should always be to get our people home safe. SEGMENT 1 This segment shows the problems associated with going in cold with no plan. Results are fictitious however not impossible. Segment 2 this segment shows how having a plan and already knowing a dive site can change things dramatically. Having medics available not only for the victim but for the divers, especially specially trained dive medics, can be a huge asset. Having a dive boat on site for an emergency extraction and near to the dive site is best case scenario. Having a trained dive medic on site to treat potential dive related emergencies and know when and when to evac to a chamber can save a divers life. Having these relationships already setup with all agencies including the air med can cut out confusion and time. Pre and post dive medical checks can also identify any issues with a diver before something bad happens. High blood pressure, illness, ear issues, can all be avoided with proper evaluations. Ear Issues Many divers get their ears injured during cold and flu season You must pay attention to your ears and what they are telling you. Decongestants there are phenylephrines and pseudoephedrines. Pseudoephedrine have better results but are regulated and you must show ID to get them. Use of decongestants in diving must be cautionary.consult your doctor if you plan on using them while you dive. Article on OTCS and diving Captain Bradley Long Searched at a