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  1. About this time every year I repost the announcement that the FDVFD in Clarksville, MD is actively recruiting Public Safety Divers and Surface Support Specialists (tenders) for our dive team. We are always looking for new members for the Dive Team, but I only "advertise" it once a year. The Fifth District Volunteer Fire Department (out of Clarksville, MD) is actively recruiting experienced divers for the Howard County Rescue and Recovery Dive Team. The dive team is entirely volunteer and serves all of Howard County and is often called upon for joint/mutual operations with neighboring counties and organizations. The department usually requires that you are already an emergency first responder, but we are extending an exception in order to recruit qualified divers. To be considered for this exception, the potential candidate should be a certified rescue diver or higher (by a recognized certifying dive organization) with 50+ logged dives. The ideal candidate will also be an experienced dry suit and/or full face mask diver. In addition to divers, the dive team is also looking for Public Safety Diver Surface Support personnel (tenders). Applicants must also pass a background investigation, membership interview, full physical, and be approved by the dive operations coordinator. Candidates must also be able to pass a Watermanship Skills and Stamina (in accordance with IADRS and NFPA) test. Any interested candidates, please PM me or email with your information and we can get you the appropriate forms and start the process for consideration. Also, please feel free to ask any questions that everybody may want to know the answer to in this thread. For a look at some of the typical duties of our Public Safety Divers and tenders take a look at the FDVFD Website. Some answers to previously asked questions: All gear is provided by the department (although some may use their own gear or buy new gear as long as it is in line what what is needed). Much of your time, gear, and any money spent is tax deductible. Talk to your accountant for details Although not required, you have the opportunity to expand to being a firefighter, EMT, and even paramedic.
  2. The 5th District Volunteer Fire Department (out of Clarksville, MD) is actively recruiting experienced divers for the Howard County Rescue and Recovery Dive Team. The dive team is entirely volunteer and serves all of Howard County and is often called upon for joint/mutual operations with neighboring counties and organizations. The department usually requires that you are already an emergency first responder, but we are extending an exception in order to recruit qualified divers. To be considered for this exception, the potential candidate should be a certified rescue diver or higher (by a recognized certifying dive organization) with 50+ logged dives. The ideal candidate will also be an experienced dry suit and/or full face mask diver. In addition to divers, the dive team is also looking for Public Safety Diver surface support personnel (tenders). Applicants must also pass a background investigation, membership interview, full physical, and be approved by the dive operations coordinator. Candidates must also be able to pass a Watermanship Skills and Stamina (in accordance with IADRS and NFPA) test. Any interested candidates, please email with your information and we can get you the appropriate forms and start the process for consideration. Also, please feel free to ask any questions that everybody may want to know the answer to in this thread. For a look at some of the typical duties of our Public Safety Divers and tenders take a look at the FDVFD Website. Some answers to previously asked questions: All gear is provided by the department (although some may use their own gear or buy new gear as long as it is in line what what is needed). Much of your time, gear, and any money spent is tax deductible. Talk to your accountant for details Although not required, you have the opportunity to expand to being a firefighter, EMT, and even paramedic.
  3. The operation marked the first known instance of American service members battling ISIS fighters on the ground in Iraq under President Obama's new mission to "train and advise" local forces against the terror group. To summarize the article real quick, in short the US got intel that ISIS was planning to execute some hostages in a nearby prison. So in coordination with some Kurdish commandos, they raided the prison and rescued said hostages, suffering 1 US casualty. It appears that more similar missions like this one will be under way in the future. Personally, I'm not a big fan of putting our troops in harms way. There's another interesting article recently about how ISIS gets most of their funding from selling crude oil from captured oil fields. This article can be found here. I think it will be much more effect to re-capture some of these fields (which are poorly guarded by ISIS) and disabling some of its core components to prevent them from working. No money = No ISIS. Props on the rescue and sincere condolences to Master Sgt. Joshua Wheeler, who died in the line of combat, for his sacrifice. [source] [Where I Get My Articles]