Midwest Public Safety Diving Association, Inc. is to; advance public safety diving as a profession, promote uniform training and standards and to be an information resource for public safety divers and their teams.  The association will provide a mid-west based resource for public safety dive teams and their members where they can access current policies and procedures, up-to-date training guides and recommended minimum public safety diving standards based on OSHA, NFPA and major public safety training agencies.

2017 Conference Sponsors



2017 Midwest Public Safety Divers Association Conference
October 11th & 12th, 2017
 
Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center
Stevens Point, Wisconsin




2017 Conference Schedule

Tuesday October 10th, 2017

 

Bruce’s Legacy demonstration – Lake Emily                
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

ROV demonstration – Holiday Inn & Conference Center
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Washington County MN Sheriff’s Office

 

Early Registration                                                                          
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center

Wednesday October 11th, 2017

 

Registration                                                                                               

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

 

Opening Remarks                                                                                                    8:00 AM – 8:15 AM

 

Safety and Risk Assessment for Public Safety Dive Teams                             8:15 AM – 9:45 AM

Mark Phillips – PS Diver Magazine

 

Break        

9:45 AM – 10:00 AM

 

Hyperbaric Medicine                        

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

Gregory Raleigh - Aurora St. Luke’s Hospital

 

Break                                                                                                                                   

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM

 

Dam Diving                                                                                                   

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Fred Oehler & Thorne Wittstruck - Columbia County Sheriff Dive Team

 

Lunch on site & Vendor Displays                                                               

11:45 AM – 1:00 PM

(Vendor Displays from 11:30 AM to 7:30 PM)

 

Team leader it’s more than just a name – Team Leadership, Incident Command and Tactics                                                                                

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Todd Rishling – Dive Team Leader MABIS Div. 1/Elk Grove Village Fire Department

 

Break                                                                                                                                     

2:00 PM – 2:15 PM

 

Underwater Survival Training   

2:15 PM – 3:15 PM

Eric Zack

 

Break                                                                                                                                    3:15 PM – 3:30 PM

 

Dealing with Entanglement                                      

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Scott Huff - Indianapolis Fire Department

 

MWPSDA Reception and vendor displays:        

5:00 PM – 7:30 PM


Thursday October 12th, 2017


Breakfast on site             

7:15 AM – 8:00 AM        


Side scan sonar & Recovery        

8:00 AM – 9:15 AM

Jerry Guyer – Pirates Cove Diving Inc.


Break          

9:15 AM – 9:30 AM


Town of Linn Drone Ice Recovery        

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Capt. James Bushey – Town of Linn Police Department

Jeremy Drexler – NSA Aerial


Break                                                                                                                                    10:30 AM – 10:45 AM


Public Safety Diver Panel Q & A   

10:45 AM – 11:45 AM


Mark Phillips – Public Safety Diver Magazine       

Scott Huff – Indianapolis Fire Department/Dive Rescue International

Todd Rishling – Dive Team Leader MABIS Div. 1/Elk Grove Village Fire Department


Introduction of Board of Director Candidates         

11:45 AM –Noon


Lunch on site      

Noon – 1:00 PM


Voting for Board of Directors         

Noon – 1:00 PM


Legal Update            

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

David Perlman – Wisconsin Assistant Attorney General Office                                                                                                     


Annual Meeting          

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM








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