ERD Instructor Workshop for the Virginia Port Authority

ERD Virginia Port Authority Class

Please welcome our new instructors from the Virginia Port Authority class:

Frank White, Steven Curry, George Yates, Fred Simpson, Bryan Miers, Brian Decker, Danny Turnquist, Mark Robinson, Michael Derwent, Russell Dunton, Steve Callow, Steven Dooley, Terry Chambers, Todd Day, Wallace Chadwick, William Engstrom, James Scholten, Pelham Felder, Reo Hagood, Charles Perry, Karl Kassel, Jeremiah Johnson. Instructors: Buck Buchanan, Shawn Harrison, assistant Benjamin Dobrin.

Dive911 along with Emergency Response Diving International™ conducted an ERD Instructor workshop for the Virginia Port Authority earlier this year consisting of multiple jurisdictions of Law Enforcement and Fire Departments.

Buck Buchanan from Dive 911 stated, “It was an absolute pleasure working with this group of instructor candidates. . . Candidates received 100 and 250 hours of training over a space of 3 months, the program ended successfully with everyone gaining the rating of SDI and ERDI Instructor.”

Special thanks go to Bill Burket, Jr of the Virginia Port Authority for helping put this together.

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may teach courses for all approved SDI™ and ERDI™ levels, including conducting Ops Components. The course is intense and challenging, but very rewarding.

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