Massachusetts Dive Teams
|Fitchburg Fire Department Dive Rescue
Type of Team: Fire Dpt.
Address: 33 North Street Fitchburg, Massachusetts 01420
Phone: 978-345-9660 Contact: Mark Bowers
Jurisdiction: District 8A North Worcester County, Special call to
|The Salem Police Department's Rescue and Recovery
The Salem Police Department's rescue and recovery dive team has been in operation
for more than twelve years and is the only organized police dive team north
of Boston. The team has had specialized training that includes underwater
evidence gathering, search and recovery, rescue, photography and deep diving.
They have also received training from the underwater criminal investigators
in Fredricksburg, VA., The Massachusetts Criminal Justice Training Council,
and U.S. military training. Police divers train jointly with the special
forces combat divers.
The dive team is trained and equipped with both wet and dry suits. They are
issued beepers and are on twenty four hour call. All divers are full time
police officers and must pass military physical fitness and swim standards.
Mandatory training is monthly and year round.
Salem PD Dive Team
|Sterling Public Safety Divers, Sterling Fire
Department, Company C
|Worcester Fire Department
Contact Person: FF Thomas Creamer (508)
The team is made up of 16 divers, four in each working shift. The divers
are all Certified Public Safety Dive Rescue Specialists and are also trained
in air bag lift operations, crime scene recovery, swift water rescue and
recovery, and under ice rescue. The scuba truck is a former city ambulance
that was converted by members of the Department for the team. The department
also has a 13 foot Boston Whaler boat and has hard wire communications for
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