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Zipper Maintenance

Ice/Water Rescue Suits have zippers that need to be maintained to ensure flawless operation when we need a suit. Besides cleaning and drying, rescue suits require preventive maintenance of the zippers to keep operation smooth and fast.  First, the zippers are gently brushed and raised with water to remove any foreign substances like sand, mud, salt, etc.  Secondly, use a manufacturer approved lubricate like Zip Tech which is designed for extreme temperatures and contains no silicone or paraffin. Some manufacturers recommend to lubricant the outer elements of the zipper only. Make sure you follow the recommendation of your suit manufacturer.  Open and close the zip twice and leave the zipper open. Lastly, store the suit per manufacturer recommendations and follow their folding guide for the suit.

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PROSEAL® style Zipper

Several different types of zippers are used in dry suits.  The lubricating process is different from one to the other.  A commonly used zipper on ice rescue suits are the PROSEAL® style.  This type of zipper is lubricated on the teeth of the zipper directly.  However, on an AQUASEAL® Zipper only the seal area should be lubricated.

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Area to lubricate on an AQUASEAL® Zipper

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Swift Water Rescue in Harford County

Take a look at the pictures that All Access Points Media posted on their Facebook page of a swift water rescue of a 30 year-old male patient that their lower extremities had become logged between rocks in a swift water area.

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Swift Water Rescue

Take a look at the pictures that All Access Points Media posted on their Facebook page of a swift water rescue of a 30 year-old male patient that their lower extremities had become logged between rocks in a swift water area. The patient was freed from the rocks he was extricated from the water.

8/23/2020 AAPM – An extended operation to free a swimmer occurred in the Rock State Park area of Harford County. …

Posted by All Access Points Media on Monday, 24 August 2020

 

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Outboard Motor Information

The Pennsylvania Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team shared the video below on their Facebook page of useful information on outboard motor.

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Outboard Motor

The Pennsylvania Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team shared the video below on their Facebook page of useful information on outboard motor.

The Pennsylvania Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team has a great Standard Operating Guidelines and Training Manual.

https://www.fishandboat.com/Boat/PennsylvaniaWaterRescue/Pages/default.aspx

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Swift Water Flood Training Center

Located at the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services’ State Preparedness Training Center in Oneida County, this state-of-the-art facility is the only training

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Swift Water Flood Training Center

Shots from the newly completed SWFT (Swift Water Flood Training) center dedicated solely to training New York State’s first responders.

Located at the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services’ State Preparedness Training Center in Oneida County, this state-of-the-art facility is the only training center of its kind solely dedicated to training the State’s fire, law enforcement, and EMS responders on the technical skills necessary to perform water rescues in controlled conditions.

 

First responders can register to receive swift water and flood rescue training, as well as view other training opportunities, by visiting the State Preparedness Training Center’s calendar.

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