How Good Is Your Emergency Action Plan?

4/4/2012 9:37:02 AM

Newest Addition to DAN Video Lecture Series Helps Divers Prepare for the Unforeseen

With summer fast approaching, divers nationwide are preparing to get back in the water. Fitness programs are underway, gear is being serviced and emergency plans are being dusted off and reviewed (or in some cases, created).

DAN supports that attention to emergency preparation with the latest addition to its online video lecture series. “How Good Is Your Emergency Action Plan?” examines the key pieces of an emergency plan, including what information is necessary in a time of crisis and why.

“DAN is regularly contacted by divers seeking information for their emergency assistance plans,” said Marty McCafferty, DAN medical information specialist and presenter in the video. “We wanted to include the topic in our video series not only to make the answers to their questions more readily available, but because we want to help divers understand that the middle of an emergency is not the time to start thinking about how you’ll respond.”

In addition to reviewing the components every emergency assistance plan should contain, the 40-minute lecture also shares recommendations based on the experience of medical professionals, dive industry professionals and DAN staff.

“We applaud divers who take the time to prepare for something that will hopefully never happen,” said McCafferty. “The information included in the video helps to ensure the time is well-spent and that the benefits of the plan are maximized if ever it’s needed.”

Like all other videos in the series, “How Good Is Your Emergency Action Plan” is not only for individual viewing. It’s an ideal video to share in group settings such as dive club meetings, pre-trip orientations and educational settings. Each installment can be viewed an unlimited number of times.

“The video lecture series has been a great addition to DAN’s educational lineup,” said Dan Orr, president of DAN. “They are accessible to everyone, can be viewed in either an individual or group setting, and each one covers a topic of popular interest among divers.”

All online seminars are free. To access the seminars, simply visit and go to Online Seminars.

All of the offerings in the video lecture series are made possible in part by the support of Alycat Photography.

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