January 2018 - Ice Diver, Surface Tender, & Surface Ice Rescue
ERDI is the Public Safety iving (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 course is designed to introduce the public safety professional to the Ice Diver & Surface Ice Rescue skills necessary to participate in public safety diving operations. Successful completion results in the ERDI certification.
The ERDI Ice Diver course can be taught in conjunction with the ERDI Dry Suit Diver & ERDI Full Face Mask course. Although ERDI Surface Tending is a non-diving roll, students should have a working knowledge of diving physics, physiology, techniques and equipment.
ERDI Ice Diving Prerequisites
- Minimum age is 18
- Open Water Certification or equivalent
Note - 1/2 of the class Dives on Sat. while the other 1/2 of the class Surface Tends. The class will switch roles on Sunday. Surface Ice Rescue execution will be held on Sunday.
Dates & Times
Maximum Class Size: 20 Students
- Friday Jan-12th-18
- 12 (Noon) - 6 P.M.
- Saturday Jan-13th-18
- 8 A.M. - Completion
- Friday Jan-14th-18
- 8 A.M. - Completion
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- 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