PSIG Surface Water Rescue Programs

ERDI Rescue Swimmer I & II

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The ERDI Rescue Swimmer I is designed to develop the knowledge and skills necessary

for Rescue Swimmer Operations in emergency response diving applications by offering a

reasonable response to a distressed/panicked individual in the water. It will discuss the types of Rescue Swimmer equipment and techniques. The objective of this course is to train entry level rescue swimmers in the benefits, hazards and proper procedures of rescue swimming in emergency response.


The ERDI Rescue Swimmer II is designed to develop the knowledge and skills necessary for advanced Rescue Swimmer Operations in emergency response diving applications by offering a reasonable response to a distressed/panicked individual in the water. It will discuss the types of Rescue Swimmer equipment and techniques. The objective of this course is to train advanced level rescue swimmers in the benefits, hazards and proper procedures of rescue swimming in emergency response.

NC OSFM Surface Water Rescue Program

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  The North Carolina Technical Rescuer Water Rescue series (FIP 6400) is comprised of four modules that enables the student to obtain the requirements needed to obtain IFSAC certification for water rescue. This is a 48-hour program specifically designed to fulfill the NFPA 1006 MINIMUM Job performance requirements (JPR’s) for those agencies who have the responsibility of surface and swiftwater rescue responses.  


This course provides basic knowledge and minimum skill performance for water rescue environments. Graduates of this course are encouraged to obtain additional training for advance skills that may be required when operating in moving water incidents like ERDI Swiftwater I & II. 


Prerequisites for program this is NC Technical Rescuer Program (FIP 6500) and requires to be able to obtain certification from NCOSFM. This program provides foundational skills that will be needed during this course.      l

ERDI Swiftwater I & II

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This course is designed to provide information and hands on training to students/team members who may need to respond to a swift water call where no water entry is practical or possible.  As defined by NFPA 1006/1670 guideline “water moving at a rate greater than 1 knot [1.85km/hr. (1.15 mph or 1.69 ft/sec)]”. 


Swift water is typically found in high hills, mountain areas or in flash flood areas designed for moving water away and represents

water in a natural setting moving downhill. With large scale flooding now common in rural and urban environments, moving water may be swift and the need for safe and effective training programs are in demand.


The purpose of the ERDI Swift Water program is to provide necessary skills and knowledge in performing life saving operations in swift water, and the importance of understanding the dangers of moving water such as

strainers and hydraulics.

PSIG Boat Water Rescue Programs

Small Boat Operations

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This course is designed to expand a rescuer's knowledge in Small Boat Operations and is primarily intended for a qualification system. 


This course is a compilation of minimum knowledge and skills that an individual must

demonstrate in order to qualify to stand watches or perform other specific routine duties necessary for the safety, security or proper operation of a small craft in emergency response operations.