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August 4 - 8, 2014

2014 S.A.F.E.R. SANE Training

St. Joseph College
1498 S. College Ave
Core Educ. Building
Rensselaer, Indiana

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) training; however, it has multiple components for law enforcement, prosecution and advocacy as well. This week long training is a great opportunity to all that are involved with Sexual Assault Task Forces, or those who are interested in becoming part of their local SART Team.

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August 21 - 23, 2014

Crime Scene Protocols ~ Decontamination Workshop Precautionary Diving Operations

106 Walker Street
Gadsden, AL 35904

CSIDT International has rescheduled the Alabama Conference due to the recent events on the Southern Border of the USA. Additional subjects have been added to provide the latest information regarding Biological and Non-Biological potential contamination and or injury or death to the Investigative Team. The Updated Synopsis and Dates are included in this FB update.

Crime Scene Investigator Diver Technologists International:
Crime Scene Protocols ~ Decontamination Workshop Precautionary Diving Operations
Holiday Inn Express and Suites : Gadsden W-Near Attalla
106 Walker Street , Gadsden, AL 35904 , United States

August 21, 22 and 23, 2014

Hotel Reservations: 1-256-691-0225
Conference Contact: Mack S. House Jr. 828-380-9955

Key course benefits:
Contaminated water is defined as any amount of water that contains any chemical, biological or radioactive substance which poses any risk for chronic or acute health problems in humans. The contaminant may be natural or from a variety of sources, including terrorist acts. Decontamination Protocols are extremely importance in any submerged victim. Safety protocols and precautions cannot be overstated; therefore, by providing a thorough review on each topic, independently, a clearer understanding of each topic will become invaluable to each attendee. Case studies are included so the attendee can relate to the circumstances and potential for contaminants that each case presents.

Each attendee is provided with a comprehensive study guide, including Workshop for those who register for the Workshop, which allows him or her to follow along during this conference.

Who should attend: Border Patrol, Law Enforcement Divers, Diver Tenders and support personnel, Crime Scene Investigators, Law Enforcement Professionals, Registered nurses, Forensic Nurses, EMS Professionals and other healthcare professionals interested in learning more about the evaluation, documentation, Diver Safety and the pathology and physiology of submerged victim/victims.

All participants will receive:

Training Manual and related materials, Case reviews Documentation example forms, Power Point text overview. Certificate of Completion

Registration ends August 15, 2014
Conference & Workshop $185.00
Workshop Only $45.00

Speaker: Mack S. House Jr. CSIDT- International
Published Author, Active Member of ~, Association ~ Forensic Experts Inc., ~ South Carolina, Criminal Justice Academy Standards Unit, Institutional Provider ~ Active Member of the International Crime Scene Investigators Association ~ International Association of Coroners and Medical Examiners ~ Worldwide Association of Women Forensic Experts. FBI-Law Enforcement Executive Development

Shane McClung - CSIDT- International
CSIDT Certified Diver, Trainer in Decontamination protocols, Procedures and precautions. KMB-27 & 28, EXO-26BR, Superlite 17, OTS Full face mask, Dry Suite fittings and contamination precautions.

Accreditation: Approved for 16 CEU's Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina, Law Enforcement- May be approved by "POST" in other states. CSIDT ~ International

Learning Objectives, using individual case reviews:

1. Describe best practices based on science and innovations that may contribute to their own professional practice, Safe Diving and Safe Diving Operations.
2. Discriminate the role of the CSI and CSIDT in changing Investigative procedures and protocols as it relates to the interdisciplinary team and excellence in Forensic Science
3. Identify the leadership requisites from Recreational Diver to Crime Scene Investigator Diver Technologist that transform the practice environment's quality and momentum in achieving positive and a Safe investigation outcome.
4. Evaluate strategies that maximize the potential of the Diver Technologists practices, related to Professional and Ethical Standards including Confidentiality.
5. Identify the leadership requisites from beginning of the investigative process, to conclusion, that transform the practice environment's quality.
6. Understanding the importance of solving both theoretical and practical problems, associated with underwater crime scene investigations and forensic science.
7. Safe Diving~ Job Evaluation regarding Biological and Chemical Hazardous Diving Operations. Considerations in potential contaminants associated with an unknown victim who has no medical history available in the USA. Safe Diving Practices by increasing the diver knowledge base and understanding, providing for a much safer Diver.

Note: Power Point presentations contain graphic images for clarification purposes.

"The recovery of human remains or submerged victim is no different than any other crime scene investigation. You still have a crime scene, a victim and a suspect". Hayden Baldwin ~ Retired Illinois State Police

Schedule and Course Content - Day 1

* 08:00 AM Registration ~ Snacks and beverages throughout the day
* 08:30 AM The Crime Scene Investigator Diver Technologist and the Land Based Crime Scene Investigator. The CSI Effect ~
* 09:30 AM Break
* 09:45 AM Case 071705013
Overview of the Stages of Decomposition and Environmental/contamination Considerations ~ unknown medical History/illegal alien in the USA. Confidentiality; Should HIPAA be included? Racial, Religious, Gender and Cultural Considerations. Documentation, Evidence, Chain of Custody and Professional Ethics
* 10:40 AM Photographic and Recorded Documentation.
* 11:15 AM Break
* 11:30 AM Technically focused and devoid of artifact. Part 1
* 12:00 PM Lunch ~ on your own
* 1:00 PM Technically focused and devoid of artifact - Part 2
* 1:30 PM Case 249106674 Photographic and Recorded Documentation Precipitating Events ~ First Responders- Fire Dept. && EMS. Technology at the Water's Edge, de-contamination protocols. Understanding S.U.I.D.S.
* 2:20 PM Break
* 2:35 PM Biological Hazards and Blood Borne Pathogens. Why is Evidence Excluded?
* 3:15 PM Break
* 3:30 PM Exothermic and Diver Life Support System Configuration Why Hooks Law? Pathophysiological.
* 4:10 PM Open forum ~ Adjournment

Schedule and Course Content - Day 2

* 8:00 AM Registration Snacks and beverages throughout the day
* 8:30 AM Review and summation of day one.
* 9:00 AM Case 13172384 Pharmacological ~ Ingested, Injected, Absorbed or Inhaled Non-Pharmacological ~ Implanted, ingested, injected.
* 10:15 AM Break
* 10:30 AM Case 97899325 Stages of Decomposition and Environmental/planned bio-contamination Considerations
* 11:15 AM Break
Nysten's Law, Cadaveric Spasm; Rx ~ why Metronidazole?
* 12:00 PM Lunch ~ on your own
* 1:00 PM Case 4747199803 Containment of the Victim and Evidence, Variables in the Body cooling rate, Medication and Post Mortem Wounding
* 2:00 PM Break
* 2:15 PM Surfacing the Victim ~ and maintaining "stability".
* 2:30 PM Case11061211UK The question~ Sensual Deprivation? Critical Incident, PTSD and Suicide in Law Enforcement Law enforcement must learn to inoculate personnel against PTSD
* 3:10 PM Break
* 3:25 PM Long Term Side Effects associated with CSI- Including anxiety and panic. BPPV, a concern for the diver?
* 3:45 PM Open Forum Adjournment

Day 3 ~ Work Shop:
CSI and Hazardous Diving Operations
Shane McClung ~ Trainer ~ CSIDT- International ~ Certified
* 08:00 AM Registration
* 08:30 AM Introduction ~ Contamination and Safe Diving Operations.
* 09:15 AM Dry Suit preparation and secure fittings
* 09:45 AM Full face mask inspection and functional differences
* 10:15 AM Break
* 10:30 AM Hazardous Environmental Considerations Job hazard evaluation in crime scene environment.
* 11:15 AM Diver Tender and support personnel
* 11:50 AM Decontamination Protocols, Inspections and precautions.
* 12:45 Open Forum ~ Award Certificates and Adjournment

ALL programs must be attended in their entirety in order to receive a certificate of completion.

Disclosures to Participants:
* The planners and presenter(s)/author(s) of this course have declared no real or perceived conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity.
* Crime Scene Investigator Diver Technologists International guarantees the content of these educational activities are free from bias.
* Accredited status does not imply endorsement by any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.
* No commercial support has influenced the planning of the educational objectives or the content of this activity.
* There is no endorsement of any product by the provider or CSIDTI International, associated with this activity.
* It is expected that no presentation will relate to products governed by the Food and Drug Administration. But, during the course of this activity, if there is discussion related to such products, FDA-approved and non-approved uses will be disclosed to participants.
* CSIDT-I activities do not include any unannounced information about off-label use of a product for a purpose other than that for which is approved.
* Crime Scene Investigator Diver Technologists International not associated with other diver training organizations or groups.

The Training Manuals, including Power Point Text, that accompanies this synopsis, are Pre Publication and are therefore considered Proprietary by the Author, Mack S. House Jr. CSIDT International and is protected by Copy Right Laws.

Registration ends: August 15, 2014 *** W-9 Form available upon request

Photo I.D. Required at registration desk.
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Phone Registration: 828-380-9955 secure line. Confirmation number is provided at that time.

Visa, MC, and all major credit cards accepted, [credit or debit] Registrants may use these methods of payment after filling out and emailing the registration form to

By Mail: U.S.P.S.
Regular Mail: Must be received by August 15, 2014
Make Checks Payable to:
Mack S. House Jr.
PO Box 519; Castlewood, Va 24224

Registration Form: Attendees must show a current Photo ID upon check-in.

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August 26, 2014

Women in Federal Law Enforcement (WIFLE) Career Day

Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert Street NW (at Connecticut Ave.)
Washington, DC 20008

Join us for the Women in Federal Law Enforcement (WIFLE) Career Day. Tuesday August 26, 2014, 1:00pm to 5:00pm at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street NW (at Connecticut Ave.) Washington, DC 20008.

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November 4 - 6, 2014

SSI's 9th Annual Homeland Security Professionals Conference and Expo

Florida Hotel and Conference Center
Orlando, FL

This year's Theme: Better Tools to Mitigate Terrorism and Violent Crime

Specific presentations on the following:
Next Generation in Behavior Analysis * Terrorism Funding - The many different scenarios * Personal and Professional Resilience: Are you Ready * Active shooters - profiling mass killers * Survival against a Suicide Bomber * Human Trafficking the Terror Nexus * Medical Response to a Terrorist incident * Future Threats to Homeland Security * Transit System employees - Training to prevent an incident and much more to be announced

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We have a significant discount of only $299.99 through June 30th, 2014, take advantage soon! Please forward to anyone that could benefit from our conference.

Discount good through June 30th click here- Conf registration discount

Printable Flyer click here- Conference Flyer

Hotel Info- The Florida Hotel and Conference Center (If you are calling to reserve, simply mention, you are part of the Security Solutions International conference)- If you're registering online, here is our Link for The Florida Hotel and Conference Center to secure your discount-

We hope you can join us this year!


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