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Public Safety Training, What’s it All About?

Thinking about becoming an Public Safety Diver? Wondering what exactly it entails? What type of training might be required before training starts? We’re talking about what public safety dive training is like from both sides.

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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?

What I Wish I Knew Prior to Starting My ERDI Course

We all know Public Safety Divers see some pretty gnarly things when they’re on the scene… But do you really stop to think about what YOU might see or hear during your training or how it will affect you?

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Service Dogs on Public Safety Scenes

One subject we rarely discuss is how many factors must come together to safely put divers in the water. These factors often include support personnel, shore-based equipment, and on many occasions, working dogs. So what is a working dog and what makes one different from the standard puppy roaming around our homes?

The One Situation PS Diver Training Does Not Prepare You For

Given the extensive nature of public safety diver training and the specialized equipment public safety diving teams generally have at their disposal, it’s easy to understand why ERDI-trained divers might feel that, “We are the only ones prepared to do body recoveries — any body recovery. And, if not us, then who?” Unfortunately, that’s a belief that can easily get you killed.

Top Response teams, and what makes one better than another?

When you work to integrate support units or to provide new technologies, you only improve upon an already quality core structure.

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In Charge or Responsible

Our responsibility is to know our job, equipment, and capabilities and let the others take care of theirs.

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Public Safety Diving- It’s not just a hobby, it’s a career

ERDI has two perspectives from two different professional fields, to have a broader understanding about having a career in Public Safety Diving.

Training Public Safety Divers

How do I start training public safety divers?

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.