Our responsibility is to know our job, equipment, and capabilities and let the others take care of theirs.
ERDI has two perspectives from two different professional fields, to have a broader understanding about having a career in Public Safety Diving.
The primary question on every one of their minds is “How do I become a public safety instructor?” The answer to this question is both simple and complicated.
Backmount may be the standard in public safety operations, and deviation from the standard is difficult, but let’s examine this configuration for applications in the public safety sector.
As with all rescue techniques, procedures, and methods, they all require professional training. Ice Rescue Systems, offers student and instructor training courses
This chart compares ERDI certifications with other public safety dive training agencies
Proper preparation and procedures for public safety dive teams when approaching a scene
To find the limits for your team, training is essential. Practice night operations before you attempt them in the real world.
If your team has new systems or needs to be brought up to date on how systems work, seek out training.
Recruiting for a dive team can be difficult, and in many cases your candidate pickings may be slim, but do not just accept members to fill seats.