December 4, 2014
Gear, Techniques, Preparation: the Science of Self-Preservation
with USCG Rescue Swimmer Andrew Burgard
Burgard will share insights into the strategies that can help make the difference in survival situations. Along with practical tips on preparedness, Burgard will also share stories of Coast Guard rescues, from the training and experiences necessary to become a rescue swimmer, to the team dynamics inside an operational Jayhawk helicopter.
Andrew Burgard entered the United States Coast Guard in September 2001 at Training Center Cape May, NJ and served aboard the USCGC Bluefin prior to entering the Rescue Swimmer Program. He served as an Aviation Survival Technician in Detroit, Elizabeth City, NC, and North Bend, OR before being assigned to Astoria.