The Georgetown Dive Rescue Team was first formed by the direction of the township board in 1980 under Chief Wayne Tanis. It is a perilous assignment, comprised of highly trained and motivated individuals. Their knowledge includes but is not limited to water rescue and recovery, ice rescue, swift water rescue and flood evacuations.
The current team is made up of 14 divers and 6 support personnel. They train monthly at various locations in the greater township area. Divers are PADI open water certified and many are advanced open water certified. All divers have swift water and ice rescue training. We operate under a certified dive master on staff.
Georgetown's dive rescue team primarily operates on the east side of Ottawa County also supporting neighboring communities that don't have their own dive teams.
This dive trailer is housed at Station 2 on Church St. This trailer contains dive gear, air bottles and life jackets. Also equipment used for rescue or recovery operations. A flat boat on top of the trailer is used for areas where the dive boat can't access.
This flat bottom boat is housed at Station 3 located at 36th Ave. It was purchased in 1995 under Chief Bernie Mackus. It contains a 25 horse outboard jet motor for safety of the divers. It has equipment on it for rescue and recovery operations.
Rescue 832 and Squad 872
Rescue 832 and Utility 872 are used for dive operations. The trailer and heavy rescue provide storage of gear, a place to change clothes, rehab, built in light tower and command center.