James began his career in public safety when he joined the Chester (NY) fire department in 2006, before moving to the Mahwah Fire Dept. (NJ) and joining Fire Rescue Co. #1.
In 2015, James began his public safety diving career and through perseverance and a willingness to dive as often as possible, rose to become a lead diver for Co #1 and Assistant Dive Coordinator.
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Tim is the founder, owner, and head certifying instructor of Northeast Public Safety Divers. Tim began diving in 2005 and became in SDI and ERDI instructor in 2015. Over the course of his extensive dive career, Tim has accrued over 100 individual dive certifications and logged over 3,000 dives to depths of up to 225'. Tim is also an active firefighter (since 1999) and public safety diver on the Mahwah Fire and Rescue Co #1 Dive Rescue team, where he is also the Coordinator of that team. In his position as coordinator, Tim has commanded dive operations for the FBI, US Coast Guard, NY & NJ Port Authority Police, and numerous other smaller jurisdictions. His expertise is widely recognized in the public safety dive community where he has been a speaker at dive conferences and has received the ERDI "Outstanding Instructor Award" for 2016, 2017, and 2018.