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Madison Fire Department
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Lake Rescue Team

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. Lake Rescue team members conduct training on Tuesdays to instruct new divers and keep current members proficient in diving operations. The three certified Dive Masters of the department are: A Shift: Jon Mast, B Shift: Ryan Stebnitz,and C Shift: Mike Fuss. 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. The team is supervised by Division Chief Ernesto Martinez. For information regarding the team contact Division Chief Martinez at 608-266-4886.