Thursday, July 29, 2010

ERDI Contaminated Water Ops

PSD Members NEED ERDI Contaminated Water Ops training

Here’s Why…

1. Safety counts

2. Contaminated Water: shortcuts are NOT AN OPTION

3. Simple recreational-level training and gear are dangerous

4. onLine National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) Compliant Contaminated Water Awareness Training is NOW AVAILABLE

5. onLine Diver Training also available

Public Safety Divers have no choice when it comes to picking a dive site; they are compelled to dive wherever and in whatever the environment and circumstances require.

Often this translates to conducting dive operations in water contaminated by chemicals, animal waste, discarded household garbage, and other pollutants. In light of recent developments, we have to add oil to the list of health-threatening ingredients that YOUR dive team may be asked to work in.

As a PSD Team Member or Leader, YOU want the best protection for yourself and everyone you work with. You know that contaminated water is extremely hazardous and conducting dives at ANY depth or even surface activities in this type of environment without the appropriate gear and post-dive cleansing procedures WILL result in injury and could be a life-altering experience.

ERDI™ is a leader is PSD education and now offers Contaminated Water Ops education in accordance with NFPA guidelines at three (3) levels.

Awareness / Non-Diving (open to ALL department personnel including support and administrative staff)

Operations (open to ALL department personnel including non-diving support, but require practicum delivered by qualified ERD Instructor)

Technician (open to ALL DIVE TEAM MEMBERS and requires in-water training delivered by qualified ERD Instructor)


(Your Department may qualify for Special Educational Allowances from Federal, State, and Municipal funding. Please check with these offices for funding availability.)

Emergency Response Diving International™ (ERDI™), a US-based public safety diver educational organization that provides training standards, materials and support for Fire, Rescue and Police Dive Teams around the world. Industry leader with onLine, blended education.

ERDI Headquarters
18 Elm Street - Topsham ME 04086
Phone: 888-778-9073 - Fax: 207-729-4453

And as always please email if you are interested or want additional information.

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