The City of Madison Fire Department has 51 trained scuba divers, certified by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors.
On-duty divers respond year-round to topside, underwater, and ice rescues and recoveries; vehicle recovery, and assistance calls from the City of Madison Police Department and Dane County Sheriff’s Office.
Lake Rescue team members conduct training on Tuesdays to instruct new divers and keep current members proficient in diving operations.
The team has several resources available for response in and around the City of Madison. Vehicles, boats, and team equipment are located at Station 1.