The Industry’s first rapid deployment mini-scuba system designed for public safety divers
A means by which any trained Public Safety Diver (police, sheriff, paramedic, fireman, lifeguard), having arrived on the scene of a submersion accident, can safely perform a rapid extraction of a victim.
Why is this important?
· Many submersion accidents occur in shallow water, but vehicle occupants may be entangled, dazed or unconscious, preventing a self-rescue.
· The first officer on scene may be the only person capable of affecting a rescue before drowning takes place.
The current SOP (without RES™) dictates that the first officer on-scene call for the designated dive team to perform water procedures. Realistic results: The time needed for the first officer to arrive, make his situation assessment, call for the dive team, wait for the dive team to arrive, and time needed for dive team to gear-up and locate victim – virtually guarantees the victim will have succumbed.
The RES™ allows the first officer on-scene to assess the situation, place the call for dive team back-up, and initiate the location and extraction of the victim(s) while the dive team is in route, saving valuable time and increasing the chances of finding victims while they are still alive.
Compact – The entire system stows in a single padded briefcase sized bag, so it can more easily fit in police cruiser, fire truck, ambulance, etc. Streamlined design reduces chance of snagging in the water.
Fast – The RES™ is designed to be donned over a duty uniform or street clothes. Teams have reported donning times of less than 90 seconds with just a little practice.
Freedom of movement – Mini scuba cylinder is worn in the small of the back. Inflatable air cell remains stowed until needed, allowing the rescuer total range of motion of arms for swimming.
Self-contained air supply – provides rescuer with better means to initiate search and rescue than breath-hold diving.
Surface flotation – Deployed air cell provides up to 37 pounds of lift in the water, providing a better means for rescuer to bring even unconscious victims to shore.