“Great DVD!!” – Captain of a local fire rescue dive team
If you’re a Search and Rescue professional, you know how hard it is to stay on top of important technology. Whether you’re searching for a drowning victim or a snow mobile lost last winter, the Humminbird® HELIX® is a fantastic tool for underwater search operations. However, if you don’t know how to optimize the system, your search efforts may not be successful.
To stay current on the equipment, you need fast, to-the-point guidance that you can rely on for a quick refresher when duty calls. Black Laser Learnings’ new Not in the Manual Guide® to the Humminbird® HELIX® for Search & Rescue Operations quickly provides you with mission specific information. The video even includes a quick guide to setting up the system for drowning victim search OPS.
“It did a great job of explaining the settings of the humminbird helix and how to optimize it for SAR! We needed this badly and cannot wait to get out on our boat and make the changes!”
David Taylor – Captain, Parishville Volunteer Fire Company Dive Team
Unlike a manual, this program is crafted for the SAR professional and provides a comprehensive look into using the system specifically for Search Ops. What are the best settings for a drowning victim search? What does the down imaging view show me?
This video includes full chapters on how to identify a sonar image of a drowning victim, optimize search patterns and mark contacts for hand-off to dive teams. The program explains how sonar images are generated, which objects reflect more strongly than others, why objects can appear to be where they are not, and how to tell if an object is actually on the bottom. Plus, if you’re new to the system, the video provides step-by-step instruction on how to set up and operate the HELIX® unit.
Over 1 hour of full color video, chock full of real HELIX® images and animations to better understand the training points.
The video is available as a DVD or in streaming format.
Helix Video Chapters
Quick Start Guide
Controls and Menus
Side Imaging Sonar
Drowning Victim Search Ops
Marking the Contact