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How to Recruit the Right People for Your PSD Team

Recruiting for a dive team can be difficult, and in many cases your candidate pickings may be slim, but do not just accept members to fill seats.

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What Does it Take to Become a PSD Instructor in the Modern World vs. Old World?

In the old world of public safety diving, instructors were often experienced divers who used common sense to establish educational practices.

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How to Start a Public Safety Diving Team

If you are forming, or plan to form a new dive team, I wish you luck. Even when taking on this task, ask for help and learn how others have been successful.

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A Core Standard for a New Public Safety Diver

A core standard for training public safety divers is essential. Emergency Response Diving International (ERDI) has worked to develop a set of training protocols where equipment, safety planning, and operational activities are pre-designed to follow NFPA and OSHA guidelines.

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4 Things You Can Do to Become a Better PSD

Many dive team members join as basic open water divers with minimal experience. To help this type of individual be a better public safety diver, there are many actions he or she can take.

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Keeping Your Public Safety Team Fit

Start small and gradually make the courses harder as your fitness plan progresses.

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Temperature and Encapsulation

Diver safety is paramount when considering temperature and how it may affect a diver’s health.

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FDIC 2016 Follow Up

If you are in the public safety community and you have never had the chance to attend FDIC, you should make the effort.

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Surface Supplied vs. Back Gas

Air delivery is one topic that must be discussed and planned on any dive team.

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Can YOU Really Make a Living Being a Public Safety Diver?

Most of the time, it seems that the only pay off they do receive for recovering a weapon or someone’s child, is to be informed that they have no clue what they are doing