ERDI News

Technology Your Public Safety Dive Team Needs

Teams today have capabilities and support structures that far exceed dive teams of the past. Technology can eliminate some of the busy work, frustration, and extensive hands-on searching that divers were once required to perform.


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From Training to Operations

ERDI and Buck Buchannan of Dive911 provide a local dive team with the necessary training to search and recover a submerged vehicle in less than 15 minutes.


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How to Convince Your Supervisor You Need ERDI Training

All leaders overseeing public safety organizations recognize and understand the topic of liability, and ERDI training can help any team improve and protect itself.


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Surface Supplied Air in Public Safety Diving?

What makes surface supplied air diving so much better for public safety divers over scuba, you ask?


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3 Public Safety Dive Skills to Practice on Every Dive

The phrase “practice makes perfect” is something that most people have heard at some point in their lives. This phrase rings true within the public safety diving community. If we do not refresh our memories and work through basic skills with regularity, those skills can become difficult or even forgotten.


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ERDI Training Turns into Live Operation

During an ERDI open water training session in Taiwan, a group of public safety divers came upon a pair shoes just sitting on an otherwise empty bridge.


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Recovering Evidence at Depth

Evidence recovery is a primary function for almost all public safety dive teams in the United States. Essentially, a dive teams’ skills in regards to sub-surface evidence collection may be responsible for solving a case, or conversely, letting it slip through a detectives fingers.


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Funding Your Public Safety Dive Team

Tough economic times confront all law enforcement agencies and EMS departments, but grants, private organizations and social media fundraising offer viable alternatives for budget-challenged departments.


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Serving My Country & Community

Public safety diving is a good fit for veterans transitioning from military careers. Veterans returning from the nation’s longest military deployment in Afghanistan and other Middle East countries face an uncertain transition to civilian life. More than 21.4 million vets increased the country’s workforce in 2013, and competition for jobs becomes intense for these returning heroes.


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Veteran’s Passion Re-ignited by PS Diving

I started diving in the Navy. Then for a couple of years, I dove as a recreational diver. It was not until I got into public safety diving that I found a real passion for what I was doing. Why is this particular dive center and PS diving so important to me?


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