ERDi I (1) Public Safey Diving Operations
ERDI is the Public Safety Diving (PSD) agency that trains Police, Fire and other public safety organizations in Search and Rescue techniques in just about every submerged environment known.
ERDI trains departments on how to make and maintain their own PSD teams along with being the only Public Safety diving training agency that has their own insurance that endorses its own standards. All ERDI programs are OSHA and NFPA compliant. In fact, some of the largest successful and renown departments use ERDI Programs to conduct their training.
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.
This course is recommended to any certified open water diver who is: Currently a public safety professional, or desires to operate and support persons within a dive team organization.
Emergency Response Diver I (1) level minimum requirements:
800 metre mask, snorkel and fins swim
500 metre distance swim no aid
100 metre buddy tow in scuba equipment
200 metre swim without aids
100 metre buddy tow in personal flotation device (PFD)
10 minute survival float
- Minimum age is 18
- Open Water Certification or equivalent
- CPR1st and CPROx or equivalents
Dates & Times
- Friday June 8th. 2018
- 8 A.M. SHARP
- Saturday June 9th. 2018
- 8 A.M. SHARP
- Sunday June 10th. 2018
- 8 A.M. SHARP
Maximum Class Size: 20 Students
What you can expect to learn:
- Equipment preparation and selection, problem solving, tender skills, responding to a call, search patterns, scene evaluation, environmental risks, evidence handling
- Dive skills including line signals, diver communications, executing multiple search patterns, victim recovery, emergency procedures, and decontamination procedures
- How to continue and transition your ERD I training into ERD Ops Components courses
- Texts, other than ERDI manuals, use for ERD Ops Components must be approved by ERDI Headquarters
- Upon successful completion of an ERDI course the instructor must issue the appropriate ERDI certification by submitting the ERDI Diver Registration form to ERDI Headquarters or registering the students online through member's area of the ERDI website.
- ERDI allows instructors to structure courses according to the number of students participating and their skil level.
- Classroom and briefing: Approximately 2 hours
- Confined water: Approimately 6 hours
- All open water training must be completed during daylight hours
- USCG approved personal floatation device (PFD)
- Cuttin tools: 1 primary, 1 backup
- Rescue signals: audio and visual
- Gloves: late and Work
- Have the students complete the:
- ERDI Liability Release and Express Assumption of Risk Form
- ERDI Medical Statement Form
- Communicate the schedule of the course to the students
- Ensure that the students have the required equipment