Wednesday, August 03, 2005

DAN Awards Two Oxygen Units Through Grant Program

DAN has awarded two Rescue Pak Extended Care Oxygen Units from the Oxygen Grant Program to the Broward County Sheriff's Office Marine Unit.

The award, made in May, helps equip the Dive Rescue Team and Marine Patrol in Broward County, Fla., the area that includes Fort Lauderdale.

Through the Oxygen Grant Program, DAN provides emergency oxygen units to deserving organizations. Public safety diving teams and/or organizations that can demonstrate critical operational and financial need receive DAN Oxygen Units to supplement their emergency preparedness.

Grant requests are decided case by case. Training in the use of the equipment by attending a DAN Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries course is a mandatory requirement to being considered for the grant.

The goal of the Oxygen Grant program, which is funded completely by donations, is to place three oxygen units every quarter year or 12 each year. DAN reserves the right to award more units than the amount stated.

For information about the Oxygen Grant Program, visit
www.diversalertnetwork.org/training/instructors/o2grant.asp.

Or simply go to the website and click on Training & Education and then Oxygen Grant Program. The current grant cycle closes the last day of this
month.