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4 Things You Can Do to Become a Better PSD

Many dive team members join as basic open water divers with minimal experience. To help this type of individual be a better public safety diver, there are many actions he or she can take.

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Keeping Your Public Safety Team Fit

Start small and gradually make the courses harder as your fitness plan progresses.

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Temperature and Encapsulation

Diver safety is paramount when considering temperature and how it may affect a diver’s health.

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FDIC 2016 Follow Up

If you are in the public safety community and you have never had the chance to attend FDIC, you should make the effort.

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Surface Supplied vs. Back Gas

Air delivery is one topic that must be discussed and planned on any dive team.

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Can YOU Really Make a Living Being a Public Safety Diver?

Most of the time, it seems that the only pay off they do receive for recovering a weapon or someone’s child, is to be informed that they have no clue what they are doing

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Leading Causes of Death for Public Safety Divers

Over the past year or so, I have been on a mission to figure out what the health risks are to public safety divers, what is causing injuries, why they are dying, and what ERDI can do to help prevent these accidents from happening.

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Things to Remember on Your First Call

No matter what, you will get some butterflies in your stomach and the thrill of a real world mission cannot cloud your need to remain a responsible team member.

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Are You Being Scammed?

Once a business becomes a government licensed hydro-test facility, they must follow the regulations or face fines and penalties for errors or mistakes.

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A Chaplain’s Task

The volunteer chaplain must realize that his primary role is the care and camaraderie of the team, not recruitment for his local religious organization.