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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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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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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?
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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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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?
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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.
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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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Our responsibility is to know our job, equipment, and capabilities and let the others take care of theirs.
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ERDI has two perspectives from two different professional fields, to have a broader understanding about having a career in Public Safety Diving.
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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.
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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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As with all rescue techniques, procedures, and methods, they all require professional training. Ice Rescue Systems, offers student and instructor training courses