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GLSPS Annual Fundraiser!!

UMSAT Show Website

Virtual Show Only!
The Date for the 2021 UMSAT Show!!

April 8 - 10, 2021

Thursday, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Friday, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, 1:00 pm to 5:00 PM

Meet and Greet  the speakers
Virtual Event 
starting Saturday at 5:30 PM and going to 7:30 PM

There will be one or two speakers each night 
starting at 7:00 PM

Saturday will have two speakers and a Virtual Social event 
starting at 5:30 PM and going to when ever.....

Stay tuned for the Lineup of Speakers for 2021

For more information on the upcoming 2021 UMSAT Show, please visit

If you are interested in joining the UMSAT Show Planning Committee, please email us at

Or, contact Mary Lillimo at "Show Chairperson", or Phil Kerber, "President", at

We are always looking for speakers that would like to present a great topic about their scuba diving or adventure travel experiences.

Please let us know if you, or anyone you know, would like to be a star and speak at a future UMSAT Show!

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GLSPS Project Sponsors

Air Down There Scuba offers free air fills and special pricing on rental equipment while participating in GLSPS projects. Required to show GLSPS Membership Card! 
Thank you, Scott and Tracy!

Aquaventure Dive and Photo Center offers free air fills and special pricing on rental equipment while participating in GLSPS projects. You will be required to show your GLSPS Membership Card.  They have also loaned us a GoPro HD video camera for a few projects. Thank you, Steve and Jolene!

Videos produced by Steve at Aquaventure Dive and Photo Center filmed in Lake Michigan on a Milwaukee charter trip. Click on their above logo for information to join them on a charter to visit these shipwrecks.
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GLSPS Emergency First Response Class

Photo Taken During the 2016 EFR Class
Photo Taken by David Olsen

Join Us!

Emergency First Response Class

April 10, 2018 - Lund's Community Room Ridgedale

To learn more about the Class and to Register, please click on the link: 

First Response First Aid - CPR-AED & O2 Class

Emergency First Response Class 2018 Description

This class is an every other year class sponsored by the GLSPS.  The class is a custom designed class in collaboration with the GLSPS and Scott Wemyss (Main Instructor) from Air Down There Scuba. The class will be held at the Lund's Community Room at 13081 Ridgedale Dr. Minnetonka, MN. 55305 on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 from 6:00 to 10:00 PM.

A fee of $75.00 covers both First Aid, CPR, AED and the O2 training.  With the fee, you will receive a PADI First Aid certification card and a separate SDI O2 certification card.  You will also receive a Quick Reference Guide on a card during the class and two certification cards.  One with the First Responder and the other with the O2 Certification.  This is all part of the class fee. 

Every time the class is offered it gets that much better!  

The class is a very informative class and here are the subjects (including many other detailed subjects) that will be covered:

1. First Aid assessment and treatment for injuries sustained by and accident
2. CPR assessment and the proper procedures to perform CPR
3. The proper use of the AED (Automatic External Defibrillator)
4. Oxygen assessment, application with bags and positive pressure ventilators. We will be touching a little bit on restricted airways.
5. Proper back board procedures.
6. Proper rescue procedures of a drowning diver.
7. Lightly discussing real in and out of water rescue.
8. Light discussion on DCS symptoms to watch for, treatment and transporting.  

These and many more real world scenarios will be discussed, and simulated and practiced at the class, if applicable.

If interested in the Certification or re-certification, please register for the class by clicking on the "Register Button" above.
After you register, you will be receiving a confirmation from the GLSPS.  Please print your copy to prove payment to Scott from Air Down There Scuba. A review and practice on Anne and Andy (practice dummies) during the class.

You will be receiving two certification cards for all the above procedures after you have practiced these procedures, are comfortable and ready to use them on a real live patient. 

You will be pleasantly surprised on how much more you will learn or, don't know about saving someones life or a loved one.

If you have any questions about the class, please give Scott a call at 651-482-0977 or by email at 
Or visit their website at, Air Down There Scuba

See you at the class.

GLSPS Board of Directors

Closing Report
April 10, 2018

Thank you to those that participated in this Class!

The Emergency First Response Class was once again a great class.  The GLSPS Board of Directors have been grateful for Scott and Tracy Wemyss at Air Down There Scuba, to teach this class for us for the last 10 or so years.  We really appreciate him custom designing the class for our group of Boat Captains, Project Leaders and any other GLSPS personnel that needs a re-certification every two years.    Here is a link to the photo album.    Emergency First Response Class 2018 Photos

The Class started on time at 6:00 PM and we covered all the topics in the above list.  For most of the crew the class was a review but there were a few folks that were in the class that haven't experienced the customized class setting.  They had a great time  learning more about what the organization has to be trained for, given the many remote areas we travel to for our projects.  Many times the EMS is not available for 30 minutes to an hour.  We need to be able to stabilize a patient until the EMS arrive.

Everyone passed the class and were re-certified.  The students that took the class will receive a new certification card indicating they are up-to-date on their Emergency First Responder Certification, AED Operation and oxygen application, along with bag use and restricted air ways.  The back-board procedure is always intriguing by itself.

Thank you to all that attended the class.  We are grateful that we are able to offer this class to the GLSPS Members.  Please remember, all GLSPS Members and Non Members are welcome to join us for this class.  The GLSPS wants everyone to know how to save a life to the best of their abilities through the training available to them.

We hope to see you on a GLSPS Project this year.

Thank you again for those that participated in the EFR Class.

Phil Kerber
GLSPS President
Safety and Training Officer

GLSPS Board of Directors