Swift Water Rescue / Underwater Evidence Recovery
Keystone Water Rescue Team, Company 16,
Proudly serving the residents of Boyertown, Berks County and any where we are called to serve. We are a full service water rescue team. All team members are Technician level swift water rescue certified which includes; Swift water rescue, Advance line systems, Emergency boat operation, Surface Ice rescue. 98% of the membership of the Keystone Water Rescue Team are certified as Public Safety Diver. The Team PSD’s have all completed a 16 week of pool/classroom session and 8 check out dives. Their training includes; Underwater Search and Rescue, night dive operations, low visibility and black water diving, swift water diving, over head environment diving, such as ice diving, boat diving, deep diving, mix gas diving, Haz-Mat diving, solo diving, in addition to the swift water rescue technician level training. All training the team receives are NFPA compliant and certified training includes but are not limited to, PA Fish and Boat Commission, PA Water Rescue Instructor’s Association, ERDI, SSI, TDI, PADI, Dive Rescue International, Marine Sonic, PA State Fire Academy. All diver and water rescue gear is NFPA compliant.
Among the members who dedicate their time and efforts, the Team has within its ranks, State Fire Academy and PA Fish and Boat Commission Water Rescue Instructor’s, Emergency Medical Technicians with Dive Medical training, Police Officers and members who are certified in evidence recovery.
To date, the Team has numerous rescues and recoveries. The Team is also apart of the Berks County Zone 5&6 Water Rescue Taskforce.