Dive Team Info

Upon feeling the need to become more prepared and qualified to handle water related emergencies the Schuylkill Haven Fire Department formed a water rescue unit. Now based out of its current location alongside of the Schuylkill Hose Company the team is outfitted and trained to respond to incidents including underwater searches and recoveries, swift water and ice rescues, as well as boat operations.

Squad 63-64 is the teams first due water rescue unit and is setup with various water rescue tools including the following:

(8) – Pre Rigged Scuba Sets
(4) – Full Face Pieces with Underwater comm.
(14) – Dry Suits
(8) – Wet Suits
(5) – Cold Water Immersion Suits
(30) – PFD’s
(15) – Water Rescue Helmets
(10) – Throw Bags
150’/200’/250′ Rescue Rope Bags
Short Haul System
Side Scan Sonar
Underwater Drop Camera
Underwater Digital Camera
Floating Hose Regulator and setup
Surface to Underwater Comm.
A.E.D. & Med Bag
Stihl Chain Saw
2000 Watt Honda Generator
500lb & 1000lb Lift Bags
Floating Stokes Basket
Various Scuba Equipment
Various Hand Tools

Squad 734 is also outfitted to tow the teams three boats.

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SCUBA 2 and SCUBA 4 are (2) Mercury inflatable boats used primarily for rescue and recovery operations