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Larimer County Dive Rescue Team Continues to Seek New Members

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Department: Sheriff
Release Date: Jun 20, 2014

Contact Information:

Mike Levy
Larimer County Dive Rescue Team
970-237-6161

ADVANCED SWIFT WATER RESCUE TRAINING ON THE POUDRE RIVER

JUNE 21ST & JUNE 22ND  

TEAM CONTINUES TO SEEK NEW MEMBERS

What:

The Larimer County Dive Rescue Team is looking for qualified, professional candidates who are highly motivated and are eager to serve the community in the challenges of the aquatic environment. Applicant must have an interest in public service and ability to function as part of a highly skilled team of rescue professionals.

We are looking for individuals with any of the following experience: water rescue, dive rescue, commercial divers, military divers, recreational SCUBA, EMT, Paramedic, law enforcement, or simply people with a big heart for helping people in their time of need.

The Larimer County Dive Rescue Team will be doing some advanced swift water rescue training on Saturday, June 21st and Sunday, June 22nd where they will be expanding on their skills learned in basic swift water rescue training.  They will be training to improve their self-rescue skills, advanced boat operations, and search techniques on the Poudre River.  Anyone interested in learning more about the team and how they train for doing swift water rescues is invited to attend any or all of the training activities. 

COME CHECK IT OUT – ALL ARE WELCOME.

When:

Saturday, June 21, 2014, 8am – 5pm & Sunday, June 22, 2014, 8am – 5pm

  * Advanced Swift Water Rescue Training on the Poudre River (8am-5pm)

     (NOTE: LUNCH will be from 12pm-1pm -- BRING A SACK LUNCH)

Where:

Larimer County Dive Rescue Team Headquarters

1303 North Shields 

Fort Collins, CO  80524

(NOTE: Most of the activities will take place on the Poudre River. The day will begin at 8am at the team’s headquarters.)

Photo/Interview Opportunities:

Interviews with dive team members. Photo opportunities with dive team members doing swift water rescue training, as well as dive truck and rescue equipment.

Additional Information:

Find the membership application at www.lcdrt.org. For more information email info@lcdrt.org or contact the membership coordinator at 512-608-5937.

Contact:

Mike Levy

Phone: (970) 237-6161, Email: mike.levy@lcdrt.org 

About Larimer County Dive Rescue Team:

Larimer County Dive Rescue is a volunteer rescue organization dedicated to providing emergency water services for the citizens of Larimer County – and state wide upon request. Our organization is one charged with a mission of water rescue (surface and sub-surface) for Larimer County, Colorado. We have been in existence since 1972. The current level of training and expertise within our team is on the same level or higher than many paid organizations. In addition to our life safety and rescue mission, we perform underwater criminal investigation, evidence search and victim and vehicle recovery for the law enforcement agencies within our response area.

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