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SCPSDI Courses

 
(Pool Training)
(O/W Checkouts)
First Responder Swimming and
Water Survival Course
 2nd Edition (2018 Update)
 © 2012 by South Carolina Public Safety Divers International All rights reserved-Originally developed 1995

This course is designed to train Public Safety Personnel in Swimming and Water Survival while in full uniform. The students are required to conduct the training in their standard uniform and duty belt (Law Enforcement option) with similar equipment and weighted. The student, while on duty, may be required to assist in an emergency situation when time is critical.

The student will also be trained in the use of Throw-Bags, PFD use, Basic Surface Rescue Swimming, etc., with an optional module of Apprehending suspects in the water.

  

PSD Level 1-Recreational to Public Safety Diving
 2nd Edition (2017 Update)
 © 2012 by South Carolina Public Safety Divers International All rights reserved-Originally developed 1995

This course is designed to teach a "Recreational Diver" in Professional Public Safety Diving Surface Support Techniques (Basic Open Water Certification Available at an additional cost). ALL dive team members must attend surface support/tender course regardless of “Recreational Scuba Skills Level”
 
Sample Course Topics:
  • Recreational versus Public Safety Diving
  • Stress Management for Public Safety Divers (Burnout, PTSD, etc.)
  • Recommended/Mandatory Standards/Training
  • Building the Team/Being on the Same Page
  • U. S. Federal/State/Local Regulations (General)
  • Team/Tender/Diver Safety
  • The Tenders Job/Responsibilities
  • Tender to Diver Communication (Line/Electronic)
  • Emergency Procedures/Safety Diver Zip Line
               

None of these courses are "Recreational" scuba programs
turned into Public Safety Diving; these are "Professional
Public Safety Diving Programs"

       
(Pool Training)                      (O/W Checkouts)

PSD Level 2-Public Safety Diving Intermediate
2nd Edition (2017 Update)
© 2012 by South Carolina Public Safety Divers International
All rights reserved-Originally developed 1995

Sample Course Topics:
  • Review of PSD Level 1
  • Stress Management for Public Safety Divers (Burnout, PTSD, etc.)
  • The Search
  • General Search Procedures/The Pendulum Search®
  • Line Definitions/Electronic Communications
  • Basic(s) of Dive Operations within Currents
  • Guidance for Diving In Contaminated Waters
  • Dive Team Equipment
  • Pre-Dive Briefing/Planning
  • Diver Monitoring
  • Recommended Personnel Qualifications/Training
  • Dive Station(s) Decontamination Procedures
  • Medical Support
  • Search & Recovery Techniques (Vehicle Recovery, Evidence Recovery, Body Recovery, etc.)
  • Marking Objects
  • Underwater Navigation/Mapping
  • Black Water Dive Patterns
  • Reversing Tidal Currents
  • Stress Management for Public Safety Divers (Burnout, PTSD, etc.)
  • Protecting the Scene
  • Documentation, Recovery Reports, Photos, Videos, etc.
  • How to Support the NTSB
  • Cockpit Voice Recorders (CVR) and Flight Data Recorders (FDR)
  • Public Information Officer (P.I.O.)
  • Required Training and Recommended training for PSD Level III
                                             

   
(Topside Planning)            (O/W Checkouts)
PSD Level III-U/W Crime Scene Operations
2nd Edition (2017 Update)
© 2012 by South Carolina Public Safety Divers International
All rights reserved-Originally developed 1998
 

Sample Course Topics:
 
  • PSD Level I-II Review
  • Stress Management for Public Safety Divers (Burnout, PTSD, etc.)
  • The Investigative Dive Team
  • The Physiology of Drowning
  • Body Recovery/Death Investigation
  • Recovering Skeletal Remains
  • Body Recovery Reporting Procedures
  • Accident Investigation of Fatalities
  • Firearms Recovery
  • Vehicle Recovery
  • Court Testimony
  • Collection and Preservation of Physical/Forensic Evidence
  • Types of Evidence
  • Pre-Dive Witness Interview(s)
  • Pre-Dive Team Briefing
  • Homicide or Accident
  • Search Priorities
  • Estimating the Time of Death
  • Assessing Body Weight Underwater
  • Currents
  • Proper Body Recovery
  • Physical Wounding of a Body
  • Recovering Skeletal Remains
  • Vehicle Fatality Investigation
  • Firearms Recovery
  • Collection and Preservation of Physical Evidence Aircraft Recovery (Optional)
  • Aircraft Recovery (Optional)
  • Sketching/Photographing/Mapping the U/W Crime Scene
  • Post-Dive Team Briefing and Reporting Procedures
                                                     
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