Undewater Threat Assessment PSD


This course is designed to provide the skills and knowledge necessary for recognition and identification only of hazardous devices underwater.This course is for a Public Safety Diver who may come in contact with a potential threat or explosive, who would like to become more knowledge on the steps necessary to take if there is a potential for an explosive device, who would like the skills necessary to indentifying hazardous devices underwater. This course is not an explosives recovery course or renders safety in underwater explosives protocol.

Student Prerequisites
1. Minimum age 18
2. Certified as PSD 1 or equivalent
3. DAN BLS or equivalent

Qualifications of Graduates
Upon successful completion of the PTRD U/W Threat Assessment PSD specialty, students will have developed the knowledge and skills necessary to:

  • Identifying team capabilities and understanding team limitations
  • Special teams to contact if the device cannot be removed safely by trained team members
  • How to identify possible underwater explosives and how to mark the area of the device
  • Underwater blast effects to the human body and the effects of shockwaves
  • Proper medical care needs for an injured team member

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