Police divers in mandated cross service training, sub ice environment and reaching depths of 100′.
MDP Ottawa Police Service
Think you’re cold?These police divers aren’t just bearing winter, they’re jumping right into it.Marine, dive and trails unit officers from the Ottawa Police Service tweeted this week about their week-long annual training which includes going under ice and to depths of 100 feet.The Ottawa Paramedic Service’s marine unit also shared photos of the training on the St. Lawrence River at Rockport, which included police divers from Peel, Toronto and the OPP.The duties of divers with the eight-member Ottawa Police Service marine, dive and trails unit include searching for missing people and drowning victims and recovering human remains, vehicles or discarded weapons. The 2019 Sub-Ice Dive training is taking place this week!This annual gathering of Police divers from numerous services from the province as they are mandated to recertify specific standards such as performing dives under the ice as well as reaching depths of 100′#Partnership pic.twitter.com/p2nb2QuVoj— OttawaParamedicServ (@OttMarineMedic) February 20, 2019Meanwhile, paramedics new to the marine unit had their own ice rescue technician training this month, learning how to assess risks and hazards, travel safely on the ice and what to do if they or someone else falls through.Members who’ve recently joined the Unit are currently undergoing their mandatory Ice Rescue Technician training!Focusing on prompt & safe operations, they learn how to assess risks & hazards as well as how to travel on the ice and what to do if one (self or other) falls through. pic.twitter.com/blVRSzRCrS— OttawaParamedicServ (@OttMarineMedic) February 17, 2019ALSO IN THE NEWS: Nine Ottawa shoe stores expected to close in Payless bankruptcyOttawa police to come up with new background check fee structureEgan: How winter-ready is our LRT system after snow plow mishap