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, we are a 100% volunteer service of dedicated professionals.
The CCRDT responds to all water rescue calls in Calvert County and we 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, we also support 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
- 12 Underwater Hazmat Specialists
On Tuesday, August 23, the Calvert Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) awarded the Calvert County Rescue Dive Team a plaque to recognize the importance of this all volunteer group.
Margit Miller / Calvert Beacon