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Because Miracles Happen

By Mark Phillips Are you ready for a challenge? This is not a challenge to train or accomplish a specific task. You don’t get a coin if you finish. This challenge issued to you is much more than that. The … Continue reading »


Dive Rescue Team: An Interview with the Dive Captain

Name: Sean Hidalgo From: Stockton CA Work: City of Stockton Fire Department ERDI: Thanks for taking time from your day to talk with us about your experience in Public Safety Diving.  Lets get right into it Sean and tell me … Continue reading »


Emergency Diving, an interview with a Public Safety Diver

ERDI called Grady Weston to ask him what it’s like to be a Public Safety Diver. Below is the transcript from that call. ERDI – Hello Grady, thank you for taking the time to do this interview with us.  Before … Continue reading »


Testifying in Court, new ERDI online course is here

Thousands of people testify in hearings worldwide every day and potentially millions throughout the year. Avoid some of the pitfalls that come with testifying in court, with Emergency Response Diving International (ERDI) new awareness program, Testifying In Court. For some, … Continue reading »


Confined Spaces and the Emergency Response Diver

Training, Training and then Train Confined Space Dive has so many variables as to a definition, as it relates to public safety diving. Certainly one aspect that is common to a definition is not being able to make a direct … Continue reading »


Divers Recovering Evidence in Confined Spaces

“Confined Spaces” is the term assigned by the U.S. federal government and also commercial/military diving entities for what would commonly be known in the Technical Diving community as the “Overhead Environment.” A common definition of Confined Space is any site … Continue reading »


Rescue Divers, The Golden Hour

Undoubtedly, the term Golden Hour is well known and widely recognized by EMS, rescue divers and public safety divers. For the benefit of those who may not know what the Golden Hour is, it generally refers to the time immediately … Continue reading »


Cochise County Search and Rescue Volunteer Saves Child

On Saturday May 11, 2013 the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team was at the Salt River east of Scottsdale conducting swift water training. At approximately 1:15 pm, team members were on either side of the river at … Continue reading »


Swift Water Rescue Training for Public Safety Divers

It is important for swift water rescue teams to practice scenarios that they will likely encounter when responding to a mission. It is equally important that swift water rescue teams pay attention to the actions of the public when they … Continue reading »


What’s It Like To Be An ERDI Supervisor?

Well, the short answer is it’s the beginning of professional leadership level in public safety diving. Perhaps comparable to the divemaster level for recreational diving. The reality is, however, that it is much more than that. It’s much more than … Continue reading »