Please join Dive Rescue International and the City of Hialeah Fire Department for a training series this Spring that includes Med Dive, Dive Rescue 1, and Public safety Scuba Instructor.
Med Dive – April 26-27, 2021
Dive Rescue 1 – April 28-30, 2021
Public Safety Scuba Instructor – May 3-7, 2021
Med Dive is Dive Rescue International’s renowned 20-hour training program for certified divers, surface support personnel, EMS professionals, and other medical professionals involved with dive teams. Students learn how to recognize and treat hyperbaric injuries. More importantly, graduates of this program will learn how to prevent injuries and safeguard their teammates. This program includes numerous hands-on practical sessions. Successful completion of this program is measured in class participation and an end of program comprehensive test.
Dive Rescue I is the internationally renowned three day (24 hour) training program for certified divers and surface support personnel. Successful completion of the Dive Rescue I program provides basic methods and skills necessary for a Public Safety Diver to function safely and effectively at a water accident. From scene evaluation to incident debriefing, this program covers it all. Diving and surface support personnel learn to apply the latest techniques in underwater rescue and recovery to prepare them to respond effectively and safely to water incidents. This program is presented in the classroom, pool and open-water to allow students to become familiar with the techniques prior to field scenarios. Successful completion of this program is measured in class participation (including 2 dives) and an end of program comprehensive test
The goal of the Public Safety Scuba Instructor (PSSI) program is to train and certify qualified candidates to train non-divers as Public Safety Divers (PSDs). PSD certification is the equivalent to an open water certification. As a PSSI, the instructor will be prepared to present a comprehensive course of study to members of public safety agencies aspiring to become PSDs. As a PSSI, the instructor will not only train new PSDs, but can upgrade their team’s level of training by cross-training certified open water divers to the PSD level. PSSIs utilize a comprehensive educational system of teaching material including: a dedicated PSD student text and workbook, video tapes, a thorough PSSI manual (with outlines, narratives, and handouts), and a comprehensive open water training system. The PSSI and PSD certification is recognized by and meets or exceeds all instructional requirements of the RSTC (Recreational Scuba Training Council).
The PSSI program is presented and managed through a cooperative effort between the instructor’s department and Dive Rescue International. By incorporating your own PSSIs into your department, you can contribute a substantial cost-effective and proven training program to your department.
We can’t wait to see you there! Register now to secure your spot.