BREAKING: DECEMBER 2019
Congratulations to our Operations Manager, Paul Fraser, who was recently invited to become one of two representatives for the United States as a member of the new IRIA Advisory Board for the newly re-organized, International Rescue Instructors Association, IRIA.org.
Paul will be joining internationally recognized experts in their field and country to build and shape a new globally restructured IRIA for 2020 and beyond. Additional water rescue professionals include:
Adam Laurie - Canada
James Rodger - Canada
Lars Hodeovervann - Norway
Mat Caccaro – Canada
Mitch Sasser – Chile
Paul Fraser – USA
Shawn Alladio – USA
Jim Lavalley – IRIA Director
Michael Stegemann – IRIA Director
CONRGRATULATIONS TO ALL AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING INDUSTRY LEADING CHANGES VERY SOON!
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Gulf South made, Louisiana Based, Est. 2009
Gulf State Dive and Rescue
"Fluid training for a fluid environment"
GSDR offers multiple training classes to help get you and your team trained in many water based disciplines.
-Water Safety Elements for the Workplace(c) (GSDR) including:
Water Safety and Survivability for the
Safety Boat Operations for the Work
-Recreational SCUBA Diving (PADI/SDI)
-Public Safety SCUBA Diving (ERDI)
-Response Boat Operations (ERDI)
-Rescue Boat Operator Level III (IRIA)
-Rescue Diver (PADI / SDI)
-Rescue Swimmer (ERDI)
-Swift Water/Flood Rescue Technician
-Quick Rescue Diver (GSDR)
PADI = Professional Association of Dive Instructors
IRIA = International Rescue Instructor Association
ERDI = Emergency Response Diving International
SDI = Scuba Diving International
If you are interested in getting your team or yourself trained, click below, choose and schedule your classes or request to host your own classes.
Part of what we do at GSDR is community programs and even emergency response to disasters (i.e . hurricanes, floods, etc.)
Some recent examples Include:
-Hurricane Florence, Nichols, SC
- Hurricane Harvey, Vidor, TX
- kiDz iN Da poOl (tm)
- Tangipahoa Parish, Residential Flood Rescue Exercise
- St Tammany Parish Sheriffs Department hosted Polar Plunge Fund raiser for the Louisiana Special Olympics
Previous deployment history of our team members include:
Hurricanes: Georges, Danny, Katrina, Rita, Gustave, Ike, Isaac and Harvey as well as search and recovery missions as far back as 2004 for local agencies such as: New Orleans Fire Department, New Orleans Harbor Police, New Orleans, LA EOC and US Navy, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and several more.
If you would like to learn more or help with future or current events please click the "More info" button below!
If we are on a mission that you are currently watching in real time, you may offer assistance by TEXTING
"Mission Assistance - XXXX" (XXXXX = Fuel, food, water, manpower, vessels, resources)
Example: "Mission Assistance- FUEL"
Can you help?
If you can help us help the community please navigate to our "Want to get involved?" page here! Or take a short cut and click the donate button below or fill out the form to discuss volunteering options!
2004-2017 as Regional Director
To schedule a meeting at the office with our Operations Manager, Paul Fraser, please call or text "meet me" to 504-382-1097 someone will call you right back!
AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT - SAT, SUN and MON
Tues- Fri 11a-6pm,
Closed from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
400 Lapalco Blvd. #308
Gretna, Louisiana 70056