Guide Star Platinum level
Connecticut Scuba Academy is dedicated to training our public safety divers to the highest standards in the industry. This is why we choose to teach ERDI, the largest most recognized name in the industry.
ERDI is the only fully insured agency offering standardized public safety training that is OSHA and NFPA compliant, and also meets FEMA team standards.
The ERD Tender Course trains team personnel to properly line tend and participate within the public safety dive team in a non-driving role. The ERD Tender role is so critical to the success of the mission and the team, some teams utilize their most experienced diver to fulfill the role.
This first level Emergency Response Diving Course is designed to give the certified open water diver, or open water certified public safety diver, the fundamental skills needed to safely function as part of an OSHA and NFPA compliant public safety dive team in both the diver and tender roles.
The ERD Full Face Mask Course provides the skills and knowledge for the ERD diver to utilize full face masks for emergency response diving.
The ERD Dry Suit Ops Course develops the knowledge and skills that are necessary for dry suit diving operations in emergency response diving. Introducing fundamental skills of dry suit diving and other important topics such as; encapsulation, contaminated environments, protecting potable water supplies, and decontamination procedures.
The ERDI Diving in Contaminated Water Ops Component is one of the most challenging public safety diver training programs.
Divers should be prepared to spend long hours in their PPE as well as cleaning PPE and demonstrate proficiency of all contaminated water skills and techniques, dive assessment and parameters, and a high level of awareness. Dives incorporate hazard recognition and handling, the use of specialized equipment; decontamination equipment, full face mask and surface supplied air delivery systems require additional training.
What’s in it for you and your team: safety and awareness, giving you, and your team more tools for environmental risk assessment resulting in short and long-term health benefits.
This awareness-level course is designed to introduce the non-law enforcement public safety diver or team member to the court system and the requirements and techniques of presenting testimony in legal proceedings.
The purpose of the ERDI Testifying in Court program is to provide insight into the requirements and techniques of presenting testimony in legal proceedings, provide insight into legal systems and how criminal legal processes work.
After successful completion of ERDI Testifying in Court program, the non-law enforcement public safety diver or team member will have a better understanding of the court system, how to present testimony and how to prepare for testimony as well.
The ERD II Course furthers the public safety diver’s knowledge and advances skill sets for emergency response diving. The ERD II Course will examine lifting techniques, encapsulation, a victim’s death, as well as, physiological changes a submerged body undergoes, mechanics of drowning, handling of remains, environmental issues, full face mask and dry suit use.
The ERD Supervisor Course is to qualify the experienced emergency response divers to supervise emergency response diving teams. It also serves to develop leadership qualities as a prerequisite for ERDI Instructor.
The ERD Ice Diving Ops Course is designed to acquaint the certified ERD I Diver with many of the hazards associated with ice diving, overhead environments, and how to plan and execute an ice penetration mission.
The purpose of the ERDI Underwater Crime Scene Investigations Program is to provide necessary skills and knowledge in performing underwater crime scene investigations, preservation, and proper documentation for court-ready testimony.
This course is designed to provide information and hands on training to students and dive team members who may be called upon to search the hulls of vessels in port and at anchor as part of security screening, evidence recovery or other purposes.
Underwater hull inspections are considered an overhead environment and as such require additional training, safety measures and team protocols when these operations are occurring. It will often entail additional risk, extremely poor diving conditions and specific skill sets are required to accomplish the mission successfully.
The ERDI Night Diving Ops Course is designed to acquaint the certified ERDI Diver with all procedures, techniques, and potential hazards associated with diving at night. By becoming familiar with the use of dive lights, and night diving techniques, tending procedures, communications, and buoyancy control, the diver will be able to plan and execute a night dive with maximum safety.