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Congrats Freeport, NY, FD Tenders!

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After a long weekend of hard work and solid training, the Freeport NY, Fire Dept. now has 14 new ERDI Tender Technicians!

Congratulations guys! Welcome to the NePSD Family!


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NEPSD Staff Divers Complete UCI Course

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Over the weekend, a few NEPSD Staff divers (who are also active divers in the North Jersey Regional SCUBA Task Force) completed Mike Berry’s renowned Underwater Criminal Investigator course through his certification agency UCI Divers.

The four day course is widely considered the gold-standard for underwater criminal investigation training, and represents Mike’s exceptionally impressive 40 years of experience recovering evidence and victims from every type of water imaginable.

As the 30-year commander of the Virginia State Police’s dive team, and a still active VA State Trooper, Mike is a walking encyclopedia on techniques and procedures for finding even the smallest pieces of evidence, and how to package, document, and maintain that evidence so that law enforcement can effectively use it for a conviction.

From us at NEPSD, we can’t thank Mike enough for his time and dedication. We took a lot more away from his course than just the information. After all, it’s hard to beat learning from someone who has been teaching divers for 30 years.

Image of the instructor for Underwater Criminal Investigators proudly showing off a flotation device.
The man himself. Not only is he a class act but he also really liked our PFDs.

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ERDI Ice Diver Feb 5th – FULL

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**Class is Full**

We have a second ice class scheduled for late Feb.

It’s that time of year again folks. Time to get back under the ice!

We’re offering our well-respected ice diver course to any diver who can get themselves and their gear to Hopewell Junction, NY.

This course is not for brand new divers… Ice diving is a whole different level of complexity and risk. Risk we’ll show you how to mitigate and deal with so you can get under the ice and get the job done.

Ice diving is like no other kind of diving… It’s just awesome.

This is your chance. Bucket list.

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Tender Tech Class, Freeport LI Dec 5,

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Well, the good news is we’ll be training a whole bunch of new Tender technicians for the Freeport, Long Island Fire Dept. the weekend of December 5th.

The bad news is… the class is full!

Trust us, it won’t be the last by a super long shot. Keep your eyes peeled.

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Our Professional Training Cadre is 100% Mobile To You

Northeast Public Safety Divers is a public safety dive training company that offers a variety of certification courses to recreational and public safety divers, from basic all the way through Supervisor, with a large catalog of specialties. Our entire operation is mobile and we will bring an entire certification course to your department or area.


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NePSD Staff Divers Assist in Floating Historic USS Ling

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Today, Northeast PSD staff divers put their surface-supplied diving skills and gear to use helping on the ‘Save the USS Ling’ project. This project has been underway for quite some time and has the ultimate goal of re-floating the WWII-era submarine, USS Ling, from her current home stuck in the mud of the Hackensack River.

Once she is afloat, the sub will be moved from her current location and ultimately relocated to the Louisville Naval Museum, where she will be a historic exhibit.

The project is the work of a group of military veterans and volunteers from multiple states, all with the goal of rescuing the Ling from her currently abandoned predicament and preventing her from falling into further disrepair.

At this point in the project, the Ling needed to be inspected below the waterline, a large tree removed from under the bow, and some more silt removed from ballast tanks.

So when the restoration group reached out to us, we were more than happy to donate our time and skill to help out.

Northeast PSD Staff go Surface-Supplied Diving

Using our surface-supplied diving gear, staff divers spent a total of four hours below the surface.

The first hour was spent by NePSD founder & head instructor Tim Andro, who is also a certified Hull Inspection diver, painstakingly inspecting the entire starboard side of the ship inch by inch. During his dive, several cracks were located and marked for future inspection or repair.

The large tree was also rigged up and hoisted out from under the ship by topside.

After a rest period, Tim re-entered the water and spent more than an hour removing a large amount of silt from the ballast tanks.

Since Tim wasn’t the only staff diver who wanted to get wet, Tim came up and switched out with Andrew Ludwig who returned to the ballast tank and continued the silt removal work.

All told, NePSD staff spent approximately four hours working subsurface on surface-supply and hardhat. Topside tending and diver safety fell under the careful watch of staff members John Bota and James Finnernan, with assistance from some other volunteers.

It was a great day overall, and the Ling volunteers sincerely appreciated the assistance.


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ERDI Ice Diver Course

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Feb 5, 2021 at 6 PM – Feb 7, 2021 at 3:30 PM

It’s time divers!

Have you ever wanted to dive under the ice? Want the certification that goes with it?

The reality is, unsuspecting victims fall through ice multiple times a year in every jurisdiction that gets cold enough…
As public safety divers, our job is to be prepared, trained, and willing to venture under that ice to either save a life or bring the victim home.

Trust us, diving under ice IS NOT “just another overhead environment.”

We find the ice, and bring all the gear to set up the operation. You bring your dive gear and a willing attitude.

*This course is only open to advanced divers… Ice diving is not for the new or inexperienced…


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Tender Operations Online

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Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 10:30 AM – 12 PM

This course is the full-scale ERDI Tender Operations certification course conducted entirely online.

Students will be taught live-lecture format by one (or more) of our highly qualified and experienced instructors, and the course will carry the full ERDI certification card for Tender Operations.

That means a graduate of this course can be an immediate value to their team the moment they complete this course.

If you have the desire to join the ranks of Public Safety Divers, then you have to start somewhere. That somewhere is by being a Tender.

**NePSD will credit the cost of this course towards a future upgrade to Tender Technician**


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ERDI Contaminated Water Operations Online

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Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 6 PM – 9:30 PM

If there is one category of diving that will separate the PSD from a recreational diver, it’s contaminated water. And if you are diving operations such as a body recovery, vehicle recovery, or even stagnant water, then you’re in contaminated water.

We dive contaminated water, we should be trained for contaminated water.

Good news! NePSD has been given permission to offer the ERDI Contaminated Water Operations certification course online! As a refresher, course certification levels are Awareness -> Operations -> Technician.

Now is the time to get the e-learning and classroom portions of this critical course out of the way while in-person dive training is suspended. Then, when we can resume training, teams are only a few short dives away from their technician certification (at a reduced rate from NePSD).

Water contaminants can severely hurt a diver immediately…or years later. Even worse, we can bring the contaminants home to our families. This training is critical.

If you are an active PSD and DO NOT have a contaminated water certification… Join us.
Don’t wait either, NePSD is the only ERDI training facility offering this course right now and we expect spots to fill up extremely quickly.

#turningtrainingintorespondingERDI – Public Safety Diving


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Fall ERDI 2 and Full PSD Program

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***Course FULL***

If you, or your divers, need this course, let us know and we’ll do another one!

This course is our full PSD package which includes Full Face Mask, Dry Suit, Tender Technician, ERD I & ERD 2 dive technician.

This is a lecture and hands-on intensive course and fully immerses students in the public safety diving world. Throughout the course, sound operation methods will be reinforced, meaning students will both learn how to dive as well as be a critical piece in the operational puzzle.

Students will complete ERDI e-learning prior to the course start, followed by several lectures and demonstrations.
After students are comfortable with the material, they will begin practicing critical skills in a closed pool environment while instructors critique and assist with skill development.

The final day is the completion of skills in open water.

At the completion of the program, successful students will be certified to begin operating as new public safety divers.


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ERDI Tender Operations Online July

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As the lockdowns continue, so do our online training courses.

This course is the full-scale ERDI Tender Operations certification course conducted entirely online. Students will be taught live-lecture format by one (or more) of our highly qualified and experienced instructors, and the course will carry the full ERDI certification card for Tender Operations.

That means a graduate of this course can be an immediate value to their team the moment they complete this course.
If you have the desire to join the ranks of Public Safety Divers, then you have to start somewhere. That somewhere is by being a Tender.

Before someone takes your spot, hit ‘going’ NOW, and fire off an email to northeastpsd@gmail.com.

**NePSD will credit the value of this course towards an eventual upgrade to Tender Technician.**
Questions? Email us! Northeastpsd@gmail.com

“Thanks NePSD! If anyone has the opportunity, I urge you to please take a class through these guys! Great group, very passionate about sharing knowledge, experiences and willingness to answer your questions thoroughly.” – Recent Graduate


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