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Service Dogs on Public Safety Scenes

One subject we rarely discuss is how many factors must come together to safely put divers in the water. These factors often include support personnel, shore-based equipment, and on many occasions, working dogs. So what is a working dog and what makes one different from the standard puppy roaming around our homes?

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The One Situation PS Diver Training Does Not Prepare You For

Given the extensive nature of public safety diver training and the specialized equipment public safety diving teams generally have at their disposal, it’s easy to understand why ERDI-trained divers might feel that, “We are the only ones prepared to do body recoveries — any body recovery. And, if not us, then who?” Unfortunately, that’s a belief that can easily get you killed.

Sidemount and Public Safety Diving

Sidemount and Public Safety Diving

Backmount may be the standard in public safety operations, and deviation from the standard is difficult, but let’s examine this configuration for applications in the public safety sector.

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Dynamic Characteristics to a Surface Ice Rescue Operation

As with all rescue techniques, procedures, and methods, they all require professional training. Ice Rescue Systems, offers student and instructor training courses

ERDI Equivalency Chart

Public Safety Diver Equivalences from Dive Training Agencies, DRI, LGS, PADI, SSI, IANTD, PSDA, NAUI, RESCUE 3

This chart compares ERDI certifications with other public safety dive training agencies

Questions to ask yourself at a scene

Questions to Ask Yourself When Arriving on Scene

Proper preparation and procedures for public safety dive teams when approaching a scene

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PSD Night Operations

To find the limits for your team, training is essential. Practice night operations before you attempt them in the real world.

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Full Face Mask Communications

If your team has new systems or needs to be brought up to date on how systems work, seek out training.

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.

Becoming 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.