ERDI 1 Certification

The ERDI 1 Certification is an entry level emergency response diving course 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, emergency procedures and decontamination procedures among others.

  • A General orientation of the following topics is also included:
  • OSHA Standards
  • Extreme Limitations of the Rescue exemption policy for PSD
  • Scene Control
  • Dealing with bystanders and the media

The dive operations are orientated toward black water, tethered diving ops with some discussion of free swimming patterns and their limitations and applications.  Emphasis is placed on the rescue operations for all team members who experience difficulties during a dive deployment and also performing other safety diver activities.  Come ready to swim and get tired, but have a great time and learn a lot. Topics include but are not limited to; Team organization, witness interviews, determining last seen point, equipment and configuration, underwater problem solving, tethered diving and patterns and victim recovery.

Wazee Sports will turn you into a great Emergency Response Diver!

Day 1 – Classroom with pool skills testing and obstacle course

Day 2 – Classroom and then to the lake introducing some search patterns

Day 3 – Classroom and then to the river to learn how to dive in the current

~We will travel for training at your location~

*ERD I also serves as a prerequisite to ERDI Ops Components courses.

Course Fee   $425 includes manual