ERDI News

10 Useful Tips From Seasoned Emergency Response Diving Experts

Every team no matter how experienced has room for improvement. These ten tips will help keep your team running like a well-oiled machine no matter what situation arises. Striving for better doesn’t always mean that you or your team needs work it just means that you stay on top of your A game.

Evidence Recovery: What You Need to Know Solve the Crime

Public safety divers often have the job of helping to solve crimes. They do this by recovering evidence in a body of water where a crime may have taken place or evidence was disposed of. We’re breaking down what you need to know to help solve crimes as a public safety diver.

Jump On Board Or Not: Latest Trends In The World Of Public Safety Divers

Public safety diving has been getting more media and news attention lately and this has led us to believe there might be a need for some clarification on a few things.

Public Safety Dive Teams: Law Enforcement vs. Fire-Rescue

Do you know the difference between police dive teams and fire rescue dive teams? While there might be some stigma that they like to poke fun at each other about who’s better. The truth is they’re more similar than one might realize. They even work together more than we realize too.

Conversations with your Dive Doc

When filling out a medical form you may come across things that need a little bit more attention. We want you to know that it’s okay to have to talk to a dive doctor about your medical history. We’re not trying to prevent you from diving, we’re trying to prevent you from also becoming a victim. It’s as simple as that.

AFTER THE DIVE

After the Dive: The Decontamination Process

If you dive in contaminated water, and most public safety divers will, then you must be aware of the procedures to be followed for decontamination, i.e., the cleaning of the diver and his gear following a dive.

Fame, Fortune, Fun: Why You Should Write for Us

Surely this isn’t the first blog post you’ve ever read or even seen from us and you might have wondered in the past how and where we get our articles. Now we’re spilling the beans and accepting new authors for our blogs and newsletters.

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Proper Procedures for Interviewing Witnesses at Dive Environments

There’s no doubt that witnesses are important to any dive rescue mission, but are you interviewing them effectively? Learn more from Michael Glenn on how to effectively conduct witness interviews.

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Why I’m Passionate About Public Safety Diving

It’s no secret that public safety diving isn’t for everyone, but do know all that goes into being a public safety diver? The level of danger, time commitment, and dedication to their communities are often overlooked. Learn more about why one ERDI Headquarters member is passionate about public safety diving.

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What is a Real Public Safety Dive Team Made of?

Think about this, what would happen if dive teams worked together? If two neighboring counties could rely on each other for equipment, support and even training? Public safety would almost become an easier job, wouldn’t it?