ERDI is a Public Safety Diving (PSD) agency that trains police, fire, and other public safety organizations in search and rescue techniques that apply to almost any submerged environment. ERDI trains departments on how to make and maintain PSD teams and is the only public safety dive training agency that has its own insurance and endorses its own standards. In fact, some of the largest, most successful, and renown public safety departments use ERDI Programs to conduct training. Each and every day public safety divers face the challenges of swift water, black water, and a myriad of other potentially harmful situations as part of the job. ERDI offers training to help teams accomplish these missions with the best possible education available. All ERDI programs are both Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA compliant). Many of the ERDI programs can be taught at several levels in accordance with NFPA guidelines. The level of participation in the practical portion of the course will determine the final level of certification. The classification levels are: Awareness, Operations, and Technician. All ERDI programs are available to public safety professionals regardless of their position within a department.
ERDI programs are intended only for professional divers.
There is a strong line between recreational and professional diving. All procedures, preparations and operation of divers on and in the water are standardized. Because safe work in the water requires more than just a diver, there is a strong emphasis on the accompanying team, which allows him to work as safely as possible. At ERDI courses, divers are introduced to theoretical knowledge, necessary skills and appropriate professional equipment. Of course, the courses are adjusted according to the needs and nature of the students work. They also get acquainted with the operation of other rescue units in Slovenia, which is extremely important in the case of major interventions, when several different teams operate in one area (police, civil protection…). All ERDI programs are approved by the Slovenian Diving Association. The official representative of the ERDI school in Slovenia is the company CPA d.o.o. from Ljubljana.
ERDI helps divers dive into and out of the water safely!