Saturday, July 12, 2008

Emergency Response Diving International (ERDI) ERD I course in Vancouver, Washington

Clark County (Washington) Dive Rescue Team is hosting an Emergency Response Diving International (ERDI) ERD I course in Vancouver, Washington starting on July 24, 2008.

For more details email about course fees, dates, times, and equipment needs, etc.

The following is a brief outline of the course:

ERD I (Emergency Response Diver 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. This course is OSHA and NFPA compliant, as are all other ERDI courses.

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.

ERD I Ops Components

ERD Drysuit Ops
ERD Ice Diving Ops
ERD Full Face Mask Ops
ERD Night Ops
ERD Small Boat Ops
ERD U/W Crime Investigation

The ERD Tender course is being held at the same time.

ERD Tender

This course is designed to introduce the public safety professional to the ERD Tender skills necessary to participate in public safety diving operations in a non-diving roll. Successful completion results in the ERD Tender certification.

The ERD Tender course can be taught in conjunction with the ERD I course. While the ERD Tender course is a non-diving course, the tender student should have a working knowledge of diving physics, physiology, techniques, and equipment.

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