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About You and Public Safety Dive Supply/Services...
My job function in the company:
Years in business:
About Public Safety Dive Supply/Services:
Public Safety Dive Supply (PSDS) was founded on the belief that when agencies are properly trained and use quality equipment there safety and effectiveness rate would dramatically improve. We at PSDS realize the challenges that paid and volunteer agencies face with local counties, state, and federal funding issues. We are committed to providing your agency with quality equipment and services at prices your team can afford.
Our mission is to ensuring maximum effectiveness with uncompromised safety standards.
About You, "The Professional"...
How I was introduced to the professional diving industry:
I was introduced to the dive industry by a commitment that I made to myself. I would continue to grow and become a safer diver through knowledge and training.
What I like best about my job:
Seeing the public safety community become a more safer, better trained and more confident with search, rescue and recovery operations.
Words of wisdom for those starting their career in the diving industry:
Continue to train, train and train some more. You can learn something from everyone.
Best way to keep a competitive edge:
Stay involved within the professional dive community.
Biggest change I have seen in the professional diving industry since I started:
Continued compromised training standards.
Butch Hendricks and Andrea Zaferes
About You, "The Person"...
Something you'd find on my bucket list:
Sail the oceans
What I am most proud of:
My daughter Lauren!
How I like to spend my free time:
Enjoying my family while rafting, mountain biking, hiking and enjoying the beauty of the outdoors.
"There is no such thing as bad weather, it’s just bad gear."
Something people would be surprised to learn about me:
How my Christian faith is continuing to shape me. My purpose in life continues to become clearer and clearer each and every day.
My 5 dream Jeopardy categories:
Inland Diving, Things that go FAST, Oceans to Inland, Forensic Sciences, You said what?