ERDI News

Please Explain the Basics!

We’re taking you back to the basics in this one. Does your team know all of the gas laws backward and forward? These are a necessity to keeping your team safe and preventing injuries. Tony Pietrantonio, a commercial diver, public safety diver, supervisor, and instructor helps us take a closer look into the basics every team should work to master.

Can I get COVID-19 Exposure from a Dive Mission

Public Safety Divers don’t have the option to just stay home when a call comes in. This puts them at risk in many ways, however in our current times due to the global pandemic public safety divers are at even greater risk. Learn more about how to protect yourself and your team the next time you get called out with this research-based article.

The Importance of Staying On Top Of Your Diving Gear Maintenance Tasks

Most folks want all the cool gear but don’t actually want to or know how to properly care for it. In this article, we’ll delve into which pieces of gear you should be looking at, who should perform the maintenance, and how to fix it.

Let us “co-host” your next ERDI Course

Are you trying to get more eyes on your next ERDI course? We have an idea to make that happen. Learn how to use Facebook Events to promote your courses with us as a co-host.

Train the Right Way

When a call comes in, is your team ready? And by that, we mean EVERY team member. If you’ve taken a class many years ago and not practiced the skill since the short answer is no.

Volunteer Dive Team Success: Leadership, Supervision & Evaluation

Three things that can take a volunteer dive team from good to great. They are leadership, supervision and education. To give you a bit more insight as to how they can help teams, we’re breaking down each of them, explaining what they mean and how you can implement them.

Recreational Dive Equipment is NOT Suitable for Public Safety Diving Missions

Do you know exactly what gear your team should be using? Do you know the WHY behind the need for public safety divers to use specialized gear? The answers to both of these questions paired with the proper training are the keys to keeping your team safe in the water.

Seven Signs You Aren’t Taking Water Safety Seriously

When it comes to keeping your team safe, no precaution should go overlooked. Yet, over time, we tend to get lax about things and let basic safety precautions go by the wayside. We’re here to refresh you on seven basic water safety precautions you should ALWAYS be taking.

Preparing Your Department for a Surface Ice Rescue

When winter comes is your team ready for ice rescue? If the answer is no, here are the steps you need to take to get your team ready. Ice rescues aren’t something your team should take lightly. Ice rescues require specialized training and preparations.