The ERDI Diving in Contaminated Water Operations Component is one of the most challenging public safety diver training programs. Students must demonstrate proficiency of all contaminated water skills and techniques, a high level of awareness and a proper attitude prior to certification. Dives incorporate hazard recognition and handling, use of specialized equipment; helmets and surface supplied air delivery systems require additional training.
ERDI Contaminated Water Diving Operations student kit – Discusses the principals behind public safety diving in contaminated water and is the perfect course for any public safety team member. This course can be a ‘stand-alone’ course or taught in conjunction with one of ERDI’s other courses. It teaches public safety divers and support staff how to safely decontaminate divers after a dive. The course covers skills such as:
- Risk Assessment
- Decontamination of a diver
- Emergency procedures for dry suit malfunction
- Equipment inspection Neurological assessment of diver
- Finite cleaning
This is just some of the course content contained in this manual and the following public safety diver program is in accordance with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) guidelines available in three levels.
- Student Presentation bag
- ERDI Student Record Folder
- ERDI Contaminated Water Student Manual
- ERDI Contaminated Water Knowledge Quest
- ERDI Dive Team Sticker
- ERDI Patch