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ERDI 32 2

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.


ERDI 32 1

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 assist 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 information.


Ops Components

ERD Ice/Surface Rescue

ERD Drysuit Ops


ERD Ice Diving Ops

ERD Full Face Mask Ops



ERD U/W Crime Scene Investigation

ERD U/W Explosives Recovery Ops




Who is ERDI ?

Emergency Response Diving International

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. 

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