ERDI News

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 »


Is There a Future for Rebreathers in Public Safety Diving?

We have seen over the past years that rebreather manufacturers are producing their units at a lower cost compared to say 10 years ago. As the growth of this equipment becomes more and more available, the next question may be, … Continue reading »


Does Sidemount Configuration Have a Place in Public Safety Diving?

By Phil DePalo If you read this month’s SDI newsletter, you read all about sidemount diving taking a role in the recreational world. Once considered a skill of technical cave divers, sidemount diving has found a place with everyday divers. … Continue reading »


Off Season for Public Safety Divers

What off season? We are 24/7, 365. Setting aside the peaks and valleys, the time surrounding a full moon (it’s ok to admit it) and the changing seasons, public safety divers don’t have a typical “season,” or more appropriately, an … Continue reading »