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Council's Goal Is to Safeguard Safety Standards for Divers

By Andrea Zaferes Seven United States-based public safety diving training agencies came together in an unprecedented round-table meeting at the Diving Equipment Manufacturing Association (DEMA) show in Orlando, Florida, in November 2011, to form the Water Response Training Council (WRTC). This new council's charter is to improve the safety of public safety divers and consumers through the development of minimum training standards. The following agencies are founding members of the new council:  Dive Rescue International, (DRI), Emergency Response Diving International (ERDI), International Association of NItrox and Technical Divers (IANTD), Lifeguard Systems (LGS), Professio...

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