PTSD and Public Safety Part 1

First responders – EMS, firefighters, police, and search-and-rescue teams (including divers) – are the public safety professionals who come running when there’s an emergency. Who helps them when they're struggling?

80% of All Ice Rescues Begin with a Dog

Ice rescue doesn’t always mean a person has fallen through the ice – most of the time we see golden retrievers and black labs involved; these dogs love the water no matter what the season. Most dogs love chasing things; besides sleeping or eating, it’s their favorite pastime.

The Role of the Public Safety Divers in the Legal System

All dive teams must follow regional laws when performing dive operations, and in many cases, must seek the advice and support of associated law enforcement or justice system personnel.

The Contrast Between Surface Ice & Ice Diving Operations

In many parts of the country, fall weather has arrived and winter is right around the corner. Rescue professionals must gear up for both ice rescue and ice recovery operations.

Cylinder Elearning Training - $39.95 as required by OSHA

Cylinder Awareness training has long been out of reach for many people due to the difficulty finding a course in your local area. In addition, it may at times seem very cost prohibitive. That is now changing with the new eLearning Cylinder Awareness training course brought to you by SDI.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Q&A

With the great response of the video just released, Miami Dade, A Closer Look, we figured we would do a follow-up question and answer session because like any good movie, the books are normally even better. There were only so many details we could include in the movie and now it's time for the rest of the story.

Health and Fitness Part 6

Fitness – it’s a word that we all know too well.  Everyone wants to be in shape, whether your excuse is to become what society calls “fit,” you simply want it for yourself, or if it is a benefit to your professional occupation.

Miami-Dade, A Closer Look

ERDI went on a ride-along and got a closer look into the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue team. What you are about to watch are the results of that ride-along.

Health and Fitness Part 3

Fitness in diving, specifically public safety diving, allows us to perform, be successful, and refrain from injury. Obesity and laziness are the killers of public safety personnel. Public safety divers often find themselves in the least preferable conditions doing the dirtiest of work. Fitness is how we are going to stay alive in the long run.

Preview of DEMA 2017 Seminars

SDI/TDI/ERDI has some great presentations to share with you at DEMA this year. Check out our seminar line up and get pre-registered today
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Swift Water Rescue Training for Public Safety Divers

What one team thought would be a typical day on the water training turns out to be a lesson to all on general water safety. Swift water training is a critical skill for public safety dive teams, you never know when you'll need it but you'll always be happy you have it.

Funding Your Public Safety Dive Team - Part 2

We get it, you want to have the best public safety dive team. We also get it's hard to figure out how to fund this. Training isn't cheap and funding is hard to come by these days. What if we told you your team could potentially PROFIT from training? Yes, you read that right.