Equipment for the dive. The tanks were hooked into this and other non-diving officers could then make sure the diving officers had enough air, etc.
Into the depths. Unfortunately, in this instance the officers didn't find the "child" (a doll). Not that uncommon with very low visibility and lots of area to cover.
An emergency medical kit with tourniquet for officers who are going into dicey situations. We practiced tourniqueting and I managed to "save" my life every time (we had 20 seconds to do so).
The air tanks ready to go. Pretended that a mom had thrown her child overboard from a ferry the previous night. Officers go in to look for the body.
Putting on the dry suit. It was hot standing there in a t-shirt, so I can only imagine how hot this poor officer was.
I look so bored in the arrest techinques course. I wasn't, I swear! I was learning how to wield a baton and we were about to practice our techniques.
More necessary gear
Water retrival officers have arrived. This demo was harder to watch than some of the others because all conference attendees went to see it at once. But it was still a cool exercise t see how they go about looking for bodies in the water.
The other half of the kit. This was for an EMT course that I really enjoyed. We even worked on fake bullet wounds and knife wounds so we'd know what to do in case an artery was knicked. It's amazing how quickly you have to respond in order to save the person. We also learned how a simple candy or granola bar wrapper can save someone's life if they have a punctured lung.