Emergency Response Diving International
Emergency Response Diving International (ERDI) is the youngest member of the ITI family, formed in 2000. ERDI provides highly specialized training for police, fire service, and other public safety personnel, addressing search and rescue techniques in various and sometimes hazardous underwater environments, for both divers and dive tenders. Following that tradition of innovation already established by its older siblings, ERDI was the first independent agency to offer this type of formalized curriculum on a national basis. Unlike its siblings, however, many of the ERDI programs fall outside the realm of recreational diving. ERDI programs are compliant with all standards and protocols, applicable in the United States, as mandated by OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Organization) and NFPA (National Fire Protection Association).