Technical Rescue Team
The mission of Colchester Technical Rescue is to aid those in peril, wherever and whenever they may need us. We'll use our specialized skills, training, and equipment to serve Colchester and surrounding communities.
Organized in 1989, Colchester Rescue Squad created a Rescue Dive Team in cooperation with the Police Department and Harbormaster. All CRS members on the Dive Team were required to be active members of rescue, certified at the ECA or EMT level. By 1991, we acquired a small surplus van to carry technical rescue equipment, as well as a small inflatable Zodiac motorboat.
Today the Technical Rescue Team (formally the Dive Team) is separate from the rescue squad. The team is recognized throughout the state for its work in water and ice rescue emergencies, as well as other hazardous terrain rescues. In addition to providing better and faster emergency medical care, we have, by sharing our experiences throughout the district, helped prove the usefulness of much of this equipment and many of these programs in the field.
With at least 24 scheduled training sessions a year, including a mandatory dive skills and rope skills assessment training, the Technical Rescue Team demands a high commitment from it's members.
Dive Team Requirements
Other Team Certifications