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TRAINING FOR THE REAL WORLD
21st Century Emergencies Require a Cutting Edge Response

ERDi provides the edge needed to safely operate in a liquid environment

The Threat has Changed, Shouldn't your Training?

1.877.SCUBA.USA offers public safety training that simulates actual situations to give the ERDi candidate a clear understanding of how it happens in the real world. 

 

Emergency response dives are executed using equipment from the back of a truck with very short notice.  These factors dramatically reduce the potential support structure.  That's not to say the Emergency Response Diver is a better, or more enduring diver.  We just need to be clear that dive and land based training should match the requirements of the job…

 

Alone and attached to a tether, the Emergency Response Diver must be comfortable diving in zero visibility conditions constantly avoiding or dealing with entanglements while searching for a specific object.  The Emergency Response Diver must be able to search, locate, document and recover objects as the dive mission dictates.

 

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ERD 1 2014 Course Schedule:

  • May 18th

  • August 16th/17th

  • Sept. 6th/7th

 

PSD U/W Confidence Course

 May 18th 2014    Print Flyer


Conjunctive Course Options

  • ERDi Tender

  • ERDi Recue Swimmer

  • ERDi Supervisor

  • ERDi Instructor

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ONLINE AWARENESS TRAINING FOR ALL TEAM MEMBERS

AWARENESS

These ERDI programs are available to Public Safety professionals regardless of your position within a department. Programs are classified in three different levels, Awareness, Operations, and Technician. The Awareness level program can be completed simply by doing the online academics for the ERDI course of interest. Upon completion of any of the online ERDI Academy courses, you receive an awareness level certificate. For additional awareness and understanding of the course you can audit the practical session. They are also a great mechanism for familiarizing non-diving team members and administrators with public Safety Diving operations.

 

ERDi offers OnLine Awareness Level Programs for:


ERD Operations and Technician Certification from Entry Level Through Instructor

  • ERDi training is not for everyone.   Candidates must be adventurous and willing to get involved

  • ERDi Awareness

  • ERDi meets NFPA guidelines

  • ERDi training will bring you to a level where hazardous situations are dealt with as the norm

  • You'll learn practices and procedures used by emergency services worldwide

Emergency Response Diving

Operations: ERD Tender and or ERD Contaminated Water Diving
The Operations level course is completed with the participant doing the academics and also participating in the non diving segments of the Operations level course taught by an ERDI Instructor. Depending on the program you are completing, this portion of the training shows how to properly perform and or supervise non diving Emergency Response duties.

Technician: ERD 1 and Specialty Ops
The Technician level is the final step to complete the required number of practical training sessions under the supervision of your ERDI Instructor. Here you will apply what you have learned during your awareness and skill-development sessions, while learning practical lessons that can only be gained through real-world experience. Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive an Technician certification.

Awareness
All ERDI programs are available to Public Safety professionals regardless of your position within a department. Programs are classified in three different levels, Awareness, Operations, and Technician. The Awareness level program can be completed simply by doing the online academics for the ERDI course of interest. Upon completion of any of the online ERDI Academy courses, you receive an awareness level certificate. For additional awareness and understanding of the course you can audit the practical session.

Supervisor
The training you will receive in the ERD Supervisor course will prepare you to supervise ERD team operations as well as assist ERD Instructors with training. NFPA standards, supervising divers in varying conditions and interagency operations are some of
the topics covered. Like all ERDI courses, ERD Supervisor is OSHA and NFPA compliant. In addition, the ERD Supervisor course serves as a base to develop leadership qualities and future ERD Instructors. During the open water training segment of the course, some of the skills ERD candidates will demonstrate mastery of are search patterns, proper evidence handling techniques, incident command and supervision of the scene from initial arrival through final debriefing.

Instructor and Upgrades
The ERD Instructor course is the next step in the ERDI Professional realm. The ERD Instructor Development Course prepares and teaches candidates to conduct ERD Tender, ERD I, ERD II and ERD Supervisor courses under the guidance of an ERD Instructor Trainer. The candidate is then evaluated in the ERD Instructor Evaluation Course. During the IEC portion the candidate will be evaluated on teaching abilities in the classroom, confined water and open water. In addition, the ERD Instructor will demonstrate proficiency in a number of skills from the ERDI curriculum.

This 4 day (two weekend) program is scheduled for:
Spring 2012
Deposit $100 reserves you a spot for the course of your choice

Call Phil for details and pricing Toll Free 1.877.SCUBA.USA

Our commitment and mission is to provide:

  • A solid curriculum that will graduate well prepared Public Safety Divers

  • Continuing support by being there when you need us.

ERDi Course Curriculum

ERD I
ERD II

ERD SUPERVISOR
ERD INSTRUCTOR
ERD
INSTRUCTOR TRAINER
 

OPS COMPONENTS
      ERD Contaminated Water Diving
      ERD Drysuit Ops
      ERD Full Face Mask Ops
      ERD Night Ops
      ERD Small Boat Ops

NON DIVING COURSES
      ERD Tender
      ERD Rescue Swimmer
      ERD Contaminated Water Awareness
      ERD Ice /Surface Rescue

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ERDi Course Descriptions

ERD I
This entry level emergency response diving course is designed to give the public safety diver the fundamental skills needed to safely function as part of a public safety dive team and is OSHA and NFPA compliant. Topics such as problem solving, tender skills, search patterns and evidence handling are covered just to name a few. Dive skills include executing search patterns, victim recovery and decontamination procedures among others. ERD I also serves as a prerequisite to ERD I Ops Components courses.

Successful candidates receive certification for:
  Emergency Response Diver 1
  Emergency Response Dive Tender

ERD II
This ERDi course enables the public safety diver to develop detailed knowledge and advanced skills in emergency response diving. In addition, students will gain experience in utilizing drysuits and full face masks as part of dive operations. ERD II is also a prerequisite to ERD Supervisor as well as ERD II Ops Components courses.

ERD SUPERVISOR
The training you will receive in the ERD Supervisor course will prepare you to supervise ERD team operations as well as assisting ERD Instructors with training. OSHA regulations, NFPA standards, supervising divers in varying conditions and interagency operations are some of the topics covered. Like all ERDi courses, ERD Supervisor is OSHA and NFPA compliant.
As an ERD Supervisor, your own officers can keep your Team updated and ready to respond to SCUBA and Marine Emergencies with the latest techniques and training.

 

 

 

 

 

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Underwater PSD Confidence Course
Here you will encounter simulated underwater hazards that a PSD could possibly encounter on a dive. This course is designed to build confidence and introduce the skills needed to overcome an unforeseen underwater obstacle.

Such as; Entanglements, Out of Air Situations, Navigating Obstructions etc.

An ERDi Ops Certification Card will be issued after successful completion for each of the following courses.

ERD Full Face Mask Ops Certification
Course Overview May 8Th. 2012

  • Effective and safe use of full-face masks for diving.
  • Demonstrate a proficiency in the use of fullface masks
  • practical pool exercises
  • Open-Water Dives

 

Drysuit Ops Certification
The ERD Drysuit OPS course is designed to develop the knowledge and skills that are necessary for drysuit diving ops in emergency response diving. In addition to the fundamental other important topics include:
  • Skills of drysuit diving,
  • Encapsulation,
  • Contaminated environments,
  • Decontamination procedures.

Contaminated Water

It is the intent of this manual to make divers, team leaders and supervisory staff aware of the potential hazards not readily visible in the dive environment and how to manage those complications in an effective and proficient manner.

 

Tender
This course will discuss the duties and responsibilities of the dive tender, as well as some of the specialized techniques and procedures necessary to help the tender be more professional, proficient and competent in his duties within an emergency response diving team.

The ERDI Tender course can be taught at multiple levels in accordance with NFPA guidelines. The level of participation in the practical portion of the course will determine the final level of certification. The classification levels are: Awareness, Operations, and Technician. All ERDI programs are available to Public Safety professionals regardless of their position within a department.

WHO IS ERDi?

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 build and maintain their own PSD teams and is the only Public Safety diving training agency that has their own insurance that endorses its own standards.  All the programs are OSHA and NFPA compliant.  Some of the most successful ERDi teams are the Chicago Fire Department, Chicago Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. 

  • Education: Academic and practical training supported by ERDi published Standards and Procedures. All levels of training, including Basic Open Water SCUBA certification.

  • Experience: Regularly scheduled supervised drills and updates to ensure your teams readiness.

  • Flexibility: Courses conducted within your area of operation and on weekends or weekdays for convenience.

  • Service: In house factory certified technicians for fast and dependable service

  • Safety First: All ERDi Courses are NFPA compliant

Helping Public Safety Professionals, into ----and out, of the water!

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