Dive Rescue Team

Dive Rescue Team Patch


The Douglas Dive Rescue Team is now operated by the Douglas Fire Department and District 7. For more information you can reach out to Jerry Connell at the Douglas Fire Department.

Training & Development

Members of the DDRT volunteer their time and provide their own gear. We train year round with annual ice, deep, night, and pool dives.

All divers have minimum Dive Rescue International DR1 training or equivalent. The DDRT attends training from both Dive Rescue International and Team LGS (Life Guard Systems).


View images from the Dive Rescue Team's extensive training and work.


The DDRT has no yearly budget and operates through the Douglas Police Association. Operating expenses are covered by fund raisers, donations, and from the towns Waterway account which is funded by boat excise tax.