October 22nd, 2011, 11:40 AM
I'm new to Brevard Co and have been land-locked for a while. I would like to get the technical training past Openwater that gears it's self toward public saftey. I'm already a firefighter/EMT going through Medic school. I would like to get the tech. series, but was wondering if there are any shops out there that cater towards people who want multiple classes and offer different series as Packages. Also would help if shop was "in the family" so to speak and had classes that cater more to the public saftey type schedual... Thanks :D
October 22nd, 2011, 03:04 PM
Indian River State College and the St Lucie County Sheriff's Office is hosting a series of Dive Rescue International public safety diver programs in Fort Pierce, FL.
Dive Rescue 1 January 13-15, 2012
Dive Rescue 2 January 16-19, 2012
Med Dive January 20-21, 2012
Public Safety Scuba Instructor January 22-26, 2012
Dive Rescue 1 Trainer January 28-February 1, 2012
Dry Suit Trainer February 2-4, 2012
Details on these programs can be found at:
Other Dive Rescue International training programs can be found online at:
Calendar of Scuba Diving Training Sessions by Dive Rescue Intl. (http://www.diverescueintl.com/training_calendar.aspx)
October 24th, 2011, 08:31 AM
greetings Meganc922! I'm just down the road from you a bit in Indian River County and I'm an old public safety diver (and Paramedic). Lots of good dive training available here. The DRI classes at IRSC are supposed to be quite good.
Also look at ERDI which is based in Jensen Beach, Florida (International Training :: Home :: :: English (http://www.tdisdi.com)). They run public safety dive stuff as well as solid advanced technical diving.
These days i'm a homeland security consultant and still work heavily here in florida with various agancies. Feel free to tag me with any questions.