At 12:07 p.m. on Friday, Litteton Firefighters were dispatched to a submerged vehicle at the Chatfield State Park north boat ramp. First arriving Engine 19 confirmed that the driver had safely escaped the water without injuries, as did one of his dogs. Another dog did not make it out of the vehicle so the Dive Team sprung into action. Within minutes a Rescue Diver accessed the vehicle and pulled the dog out. Firefighters on the shore swiftly began CPR; one of the Paramedics is specially trained in canine advanced life support and led the resuscitation efforts. Sadly after 30 minutes of intensive medical care the dog was unable to be revived. The operation transitioned to a recovery and divers used heavy-duty straps to attach a tow cable, then the vehicle and boat trailer were removed from the water. #lfr#littletonfirerescue#smfr#southmetrofirerescue#chatfieldstatepark#firefighters#diverescue#diveteam#rescuediver#scubadiving#scuba#caninecpr#paramedics
Some additional pictures and video of training this month. Our divers are trained to locate items as small as a pair of reading glasses in minimal visibility. Great work this month. #diverescue#clearwaterfirerescue
Caught the Canadian premier of The Cave last night - the unbelievable true story of the cave rescue in Thailand in 2018. Langley’s own @erikbrown13 played himself in the movie and was there for a Q&A afterwards. A must-see for anyone who followed those heart-wrenching 17 days last year. #thecave#viff#diverescue
Our Swiftwater Rescue Team spent this past week in the waters of the American and Yuba rivers learning new skills and building on their established techniques. Through rain and shine our members truly exemplified teamwork and tenacity!
Around 1:30 on Saturday afternoon SMFR responded to @chatfieldstatepark to assist @coparkswildlife and Douglas County Sheriff with a missing person search. Personal items were found unattended on the shoreline with no one around prompting the search operation. Rescuers from Dive 16 searched under water near shore and Dive 31 used sonar to check a wider area. No person was found in the water and South Metro cleared the scene around 3:30. Our law enforcement partners continue to investigate the circumstances. #smfr#southmetrofirerescue#diveteam#diverescue#bostonwhaler#parkranger#firefighters
Success! During a recent dive training at Lake Natoma near the @sacstateaquaticcenter one of our divers located a lost @gopro at the bottom of the lake. After charging its battery (It still worked!!) and some detective work, one of our team members reunited Daniel and Sabrina with their lost camera this afternoon!
Myriam and I had a lovely chat with Craig Challen Australian of the year and one of the Australian divers who saved the Thai football team! Myriam said that her year 6 teacher only ever used the word “amazing” to describe Craig and his friend and fellow hero Richard Harris! It was “amazing” to hear Myriam tell that story to Craig 😂😂 and especially explain that he teacher thinks that the word amazing was overused and especially use to describe ordinary things! Looking forward to Craig’s talk next Saturday! #australianoftheyear2019#diverescue#inspiringheros#australianheros#tedxperth2019#tedxperth
Happy #NationalDogDay from one of our biggest fans, Indie! Proudly sporting her lifejacket!
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On August 23rd units were dispatched for reports of a car in a canal... #battalion4 and #ladder19 were the first units on scene. A diver from 19 swam to the north side of the canal to see if the car was occupied while the Battalion Chief, who is also a diver, got dressed out and swam to the vehicle as well. Back up divers from #engine63 and #drone1 were stationed on the canal bank in case they were needed. No one was found in or around the vehicle. Dive Rescue is just another job firefighters in Miami Dade County provide to the public. #ladder19#theBshift#blackhearts#miamidadefire#diverescue#battalion4#waterrescue