Ever wonder what a Ferrari looks like in 38 feet of water? This Public Safety Team got to find out after being called out to a commercial shipping inlet where a diver was “told by god” to drive off a dock.
With just days left in 2019 we thought it would be interesting to see what the most popular blog posts of 2019 were. These aren’t just the top posts published in 2019, these are the top read post throughout the year from all of our blog posts.
Ready for the next step in your public safety career? Why not become an ERDI Supervisor? Learn more about this certification and role from one of our Training and Membership Services staff members Alan.
Is your team prepared for an incident to occur at any of the bodies of water in your jurisdiction? Pre-planning for aquatic rescue incidents can make rescues run more smoothly. This tactic may also help your team complete the mission faster. Learn more about what you need to document in order to create an aquatic rescue plan before you’re ever called to one.
Cave diving and public safety diving may not have ever crossed your mind as two things that could go hand in hand. However, when you start to really look into these two types of diving, you might find that they aren’t as different as one might think. Bonus? Being a cave diver could also lead to being a better public safety diver.
Do you seek further educational opportunities as a public safety diver? Diver, firefighter, instructor, and veteran Tony Pietrantonio does this every year. 2019 was no different. He’s giving us a peek at his time with the RCMP in Canada and how it’s made him a better public safety instructor.
Do you work on a public safety team? Have you considered ERDI training but are unsure it’s worth it? An ITI Headquarters staff member with prior public-safety dive team experience just went through the ERD I course. He now shares his thoughts on the course and how it can help ALL members of a public safety team.
Is your team swift-water trained? Some folks think that if you don’t live in an area where flooding could occur that this type of training is unnecessary. We tend to disagree and feel that you should never underestimate the power of water.
Using line signals is one of the most basic forms of communication is public safety diving. Understanding the ins and outs of using line signals can be the difference in a successful recovery or a recovery from the recovery.
Does your team fully encapsulate on every dive? Do you know why this is important? Most importantly do you know the risks you’re taking when you DO NOT encapsulate? Jay White is breaking it all down on why you should encapsulate on every dive.