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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?

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What Happens When You Don’t Find What You’re Looking For?

You went out and did the job you’re trained for but you came back short. Now what? Now the real work begins, learn more about how your team can use these experiences to train for your next call.

Body Recovery: Bringing Someone’s Loved One Home

It’s not a thought any of us ever want to think but the reality is, it happens every day. Public safety divers have a job unlike any other, they are called into situations of panic and most often tragedy with the expectation that they will bring our loved one’s home. What we don’t think about is how these situations affect the divers.

ROVs in the Public Safety World

Does your team us ROVs? Do you want to? Learn more about how ROVs are used in the Public Safety world so you can go into the conversation about ROVs with the knowledge and confidence to convince your team members it’s a good move.

Know Your Hazardous Materials and How to Handle Them

Do you know why we as public safety divers must always be encapsulated during recoveries? No matter the recovery type divers need to protect themselves first. Benjamin Brackett breaks down why this is important and explains the NEPA standards behind contaminated water procedures.

Are you Mentally Prepared to Face the Courtroom?

Are you new to public safety diving? Have you recently been called to testify in court? Don’t stress it, you’re the good guy! Follow these tips for a smooth courtroom experience.

PTSD and Public Safety: Part 2

Do you know what to look for in your fellow public safety team member to know that they may be struggling with their mental health? There can often be a feeling of shame around mental health issues, but this doesn’t have to be the case. How can we serve our community heroes by helping them decrease the rate of stress-related disorders among them?

Jack of Many Trades: Today’s Firefighter

When people think of firefighters they may only think of one job. What folks may not realize is that our firefighters are often playing a huge role in keeping our communities safe when accidents happen. They are our first responders and teachers in the community

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Because Miracles Happen

The goal of a public safety diver is to save lives without losing one of their own. We can all agree that working in public safety is no joke. It’s a job that takes a lot of physical and mental training. While public safety officers are expected to do their jobs but are often to be left thankless when a life is lost.