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02-02-20





GLSPS Annual Fundraiser!!

UMSAT Show Website

2020 UMSAT Show Hanging Poster

2020 UMSAT Show Advertising Front of Postcard

2020 UMSAT Show Advertising Back of Postcard

Date and Venue for 2020 UMSAT Show!!

April 3 - 4, 2020

2020 FEATURED SPEAKER

Fred Stonehouse

Maritime Historian and Superb Story Teller

More Speakers


Friday Night at the Movies
7:00 to 10:00 PM

Saturday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Main Show

(Meet and Greet Party with Food and Beverages)
At The Holiday Inn Hospitality Room
(Next Door to Jimmy's)
7:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Location
 
For more information on the 2019 UMSAT show, and the upcoming 2020 UMSAT Show, please visit www.umsatshow.org



If you are interested in joining the UMSAT Show Planning Committee, please email us at info@umsatshow.org

Or, contact Mary Lillimo at marylillemo@gmail.com "Show Chairperson", or Phil Kerber, "President", at pkerber@glsps.org

Here are the Links to Important Exhibitors Documents

2020 UMSAT Show Exhibitors Contract

UMSAT Show 2020 Exhibitors Sponsors Registration Form

  UMSAT Booth Table Layout at Jimmy's Event Center

We are always looking for speakers that would like to present a great topic about their scuba diving or adventure travel experiences.

Please let us know if you, or anyone you know, would like to be a star and speak at a future UMSAT Show!


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GLSPS Project Sponsors



Air Down There Scuba offers free air fills and special pricing on rental equipment while participating in GLSPS projects. Required to show GLSPS Membership Card! 
Thank you, Scott and Tracy!



Aquaventure Dive and Photo Center offers free air fills and special pricing on rental equipment while participating in GLSPS projects. You will be required to show your GLSPS Membership Card.  They have also loaned us a GoPro HD video camera for a few projects. Thank you, Steve and Jolene!

Videos produced by Steve at Aquaventure Dive and Photo Center filmed in Lake Michigan on a Milwaukee charter trip. Click on their above logo for information to join them on a charter to visit these shipwrecks.
Prins Willem
The Dredge 906
Lumberman



 

News Stories

GLSPS Sponsors Emergency First Responder Course

Phil Kerber  | Published on 4/5/2012

 

The GLSPS sponsored another Emergency First Responder Course April 3, 2012.  The Course is offered every two years to keep the active membership up-to-date on their skills to apply in the event of an Emergency during a project or any time or place in between.

 

Scott Wemyss, an EMT for the Roseville Fire Department was the main instructor along with his associate instructors Karen and Michael.   They all did a tremendous job in training us to be Emergency First Responders.

 

This EFR course was customized for the GLSPS.  Many times the GLSPS preservation projects we perform are in remote locations.  EMS is not an immediate resource or luxury for us in most cases, so we need to have these special skill sets and the necessary emergency equipment to maximize the best emergency situation we may encounter.

 

We first started out with a review of the study guide which the students were required to read before the course.  After the review, we took the required test.  After all students completed the test, Scott went through all the questions on the test to make sure we had all the right answers.  Everyone agreed they did 80% or better on the test.  Most aced it of course! 

 

Then the fun started.  We all had a chance to practice what we learned on Anne or Andy, (the dummy's provided for the course).  We each took our turns moving around to each station consisting of, CPR, AED, Oxygen application, secondary first aid then finally back board procedures using a real person / patient with a spinal injury.  We also studied certain scenarios involving the possibility of a drown victim. 

 

It was all a great learning experience.  We now have reviewed the material and performed the procedures on a practice prop and now have more confidence and better idea as to what to do in case of an emergency.  Any person that finds themselves in an emergency laying on the floor, ground or on the deck of a boat, may have a better chance of survival with the training we received.

 

If you haven't ever gone through a course like this in your life you may want to very soon.  It is a very important skill set to know for you, your family, co workers, friends and dive buddy's.   The learned process of an EFR could quite possibly be used some day.

 

Please take a moment to find a local training facility such as a dive shop that offers this course and learn these skills.  Most dive shops in your area offer this kind of training course certain times of the year.   So please, don't hesitate to sign up.

 

Thank you to all 15 people that joined us for this course and for keeping up-to-date on your Emergency First responder Certifications.  It will help prepare you for any emergency event. 

 

Safe travels and diving,

 

Phil Kerber

GLSPS President

Safety and Training Officer