Dive Rescue and Recovery Team

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A Division of Columbia County Fire Rescue

The Dive Rescue and Recovery Team is a volunteer team comprised of 40 citizens from all walks of life who obtain their own certifications, training and buy their own diving equipment to perform dive functions. Dive Team members meet the training and physical requirements necessary to voluntarily perform duty as Underwater Recovery Specialists and boat operators.






004 DRRT PADI Rescue Diver Training at Lake Springs Mallard Point (Justin Walter) 05-30-2015 
PADI Rescue Diver Training

250 Lift Bag-Vehicle Recovery Operations Training USACE Service Ramp (County T2i) 09-06-2014
Lift Bag - Vehicle Recovery Operations

Team members are strictly volunteer and receive no compensation for any of the services they provide to the community, including conducting underwater searches for missing persons and/or perform forensic underwater searches for physical evidence within bodies of water located in Columbia County. Other duties include (but are not limited to) surface searches, ground searches, rescue and safety operations, and public safety demonstrations and presentations. The Columbia County EMA Dive Rescue and Recovery Team may also be called upon to provide mutual aid to other governmental agencies where written agreements are in place.


If you are interested in volunteering with the Dive Rescue and Recovery Team, please complete the Membership Application and return it to Columbia County Fire Rescue. If you have any questions or need any additional information, please call (706) 863-7745.

001 CMFA Adaptive Water Ski at Pointes West (Margaret Doss Phone) 06-27-2015
Dive Team Support for Adaptive Water Ski








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