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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.

Sidemount and Public Safety Diving

Sidemount and Public Safety Diving

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.

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Dynamic Characteristics to a Surface Ice Rescue Operation

As with all rescue techniques, procedures, and methods, they all require professional training. Ice Rescue Systems, offers student and instructor training courses

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PSD Night Operations

To find the limits for your team, training is essential. Practice night operations before you attempt them in the real world.

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Full Face Mask Communications

If your team has new systems or needs to be brought up to date on how systems work, seek out training.