ERDI News

What I Learned From That

If we’re not constantly learning we remain stagnant and remaining stagnant means we don’t evolve. In the ever changing Public Safety field we should always be learning and staying up to date with current proccedures. We’re sharing stories of Public Safety teams out on the job and what they’re learning from the situations they’re called into.

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When You May Need Stress Crisis Counseling

As public safety divers we see a lot of erie things… and we’re faced with many situations no would willingly put themselves into just for fun. How do we know when we’ve seen too much? Post Tramatic Stress doesn’t always come just from being put in a dangerous situation. It can come from seeing things that cannot be easily or ever be unseen. How do you know it’s time to get help?

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How to Simulate Blacked Out Water Training

Looking to brush up on black water training? Do you know the best way to go about this? It may seem obvious but there are many factors you should taken into account before diving into this type of training.

Go Ahead Throw Your Weapon Over a Bridge, We’ll Find It

Do you know the Do’s and Don’ts of recovering evidence thrown over a bridge? Just because it’s lost in the water somewhere, doesn’t mean it can’t be found and used in an investigation.

It’s a Crime Scene – Until You Rule it Out

What makes a crime scene a crime scene? The answer is simpler than you think… Truthfully any call is considered a crime scene until a proper investigation has been preformed.

Surface vs Subsurface Crime Scene Investigation

The way public safety officers investigate a crime scene on the surface vs underwater seems like it might be different. Truth is, they’re exactly the same! The only thing that truly makes them different is the fact that one is underwater and one is on dry land.

Public Safety Diver Response to an Underwater Cave Drowning

Do you know what it takes to become a International Underwater Cave Rescue and Recovery (IUCRR) diver? It’s not a certification ERDI offers and requires very intensive training. We have Wendell Nope Sargent of the Utah Department of Public Safety Dive Team breaking down what it takes to become an IUCRR diver.

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Follow Up: How to Move from a Recreation to a Public Safety Dive Team

In this follow up article Tanya Chapman discusses what it takes to take a police unit from recreational divers to highly trained public safety divers. Also how we’ve progressed over the years in public safety diving with ERDI.

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How to Move from a Recreation to a Public Safety Dive Team

Some don’t realize the amount of training it takes to become an ERDI diver in the public safety field. These divers go through hours and hours of training only to risk their lives to bring others to safety. What happens when a whole police unit needs to get up to speed in the public safety diving arena? How do they plan for it? How do they make sure everyone is up to speed?