On February 6, 2018, the Calvert County Rescue Dive Team was recognized by the Calvert Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) at their meeting, or their commitment and provision of volunteer fire, rescue and Emergency Medical Service (EMS) to the citizens of Calvert County.
The Calvert County Rescue Dive Team (CCRDT) has proudly served the citizens of Calvert County, Maryland with dedicated service since its inception in 1988. Like all Fire and EMS services in Calvert County, they are a 100% volunteer service of dedicated professionals.
The CCRDT responds to all water rescue calls in Calvert County and are capable of conducting dive rescue and recovery operations, ice rescue, swift water rescue, surface and underwater Class A HAZMAT operations, and high-risk rescue with Personal Watercraft (PWC). In addition to responding to calls within the county, the team also supports Local, State, and Federal governments and charitable organizations in water rescue/recovery operations and public safety.
The Calvert County Rescue Dive Team currently consists of 24 active members. On the team we have:15 Active Divers (IADRS certified), 10 Surface Ice Rescue Specialists, 10 Swiftwater Rescue Technicians, 20 PWC Rescue Operators and 12 Underwater Hazmat Specialists.
If you are interested in inquiring about becoming a member of the team, please contact one of our officers: http://www.ccrdt.org/contact.htm. Please enjoy the picture gallery below of their vehicles and apparatus.
Margit Miller / Calvert Beacon