This first level Emergency Response Diving Course is designed to give the certified open water diver, or open water certified public safety diver, the fundamental skills needed to safely function as part of an OSHA and NFPA compliant public safety dive team in both the diver and tender roles. After successful completion, students will be certified by Emergency Response Diving International (ERDI).
The ERD II Course furthers the public safety diver’s knowledge and advances skill sets for emergency response diving. The ERD II Course will examine lifting techniques, encapsulation, a victim’s death, as well as, physiological changes a submerged body undergoes, mechanics of drowning, handling of remains, environmental issues, full face mask and dry suit use.
The ERDI Full Face Mask Course provides the skills and knowledge for the ERD diver to utilize full-face masks for emergency response diving.
The ERDI Surface Ice Rescue Ops Component is a one day course designed to develop the knowledge and skills to safely and effectively conduct a surface ice rescue operation for public safety professionals.
The ERDI Swiftwater Rescue Technician Course is a 2-day program designed to provide information and hands-on training to students/team members who may be called upon to respond to a swift water or flooding incident. It exceeds NFPA standards 1006 and 1670.
The ERDI Rescue Swimmer 1 program is a 1 day course designed to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct a surface water rescue for a distressed/panicked individual in the water. It will discuss equipment selection, rescue techniques, scene size up, incident command,and medical considerations. The objective of this course is to train entry level rescue swimmers in the benefits, hazards and proper procedures of surface water rescue in emergency response diving. The program exceeds NFPA 1006 and 1670 standards.
The ERD Tender Course trains team personnel to properly line tend and participate within the public safety dive team in a non-diving roll. The ERD Tender role is so critical to the success of the mission and the team, some teams utilize their most experienced diver to fulfill the role.
The ERDI Tender course can be taught in conjunction with the ERD I course. While the ERDI Tender Course is a non-diving course; the tender student should have a working knowledge of diving physics, physiology, techniques and equipment.
The Public Safety Dry Suit Diver course covers the skills necessary for using dry suits as a public safety diver. It introduces students to the fundamentals of dry suit diving including dry suit selection and maintenance, undergarment selection, buoyancy control, and managing dry suit emergencies. It also covers the importance of full encapsulation and decon for public safety divers.
The ERDI Night Diving Ops Course is designed to acquaint the certified ERDI Diver with all procedures, techniques, and potential hazards associated with diving at night. By becoming familiar with the use of dive lights, and night diving techniques, tending procedures, communications, and buoyancy control, the diver will be able to plan and execute a night dive with maximum safety.
Born in 2000, Emergency Response Diving International, ERDI, was and continues to be the only training program that is supported by a major certification agency catering exclusively to public safety diving. Emergency Response Diving International™ public safety diver training program delivers specialized training that is intended to prepare PSD team members for the rigors of this type of demanding diving. Conditions are often harsh, pressure to perform high, and risks many and widely varied. The training offered by sport agencies and even technical diving agencies does not address the very highly specialized needs of the typical PSD team. ERDI’s is a proven education system and curriculum built by public safety professionals for public safety professionals.
Choosing ERDI training, a public safety diver will be plugged into the most innovative educational system in the diving industry… anywhere! Above all else, ERDI training will reflect what’s happening in the public safety diving community NOW! Emergency Response Diving International is the leader in innovative forward thinking training because: