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   Norton Fire Dept.
   70 East Main St.
   Norton, MA 02766
   (508) 285 - 0248

 

The Norton Fire-Rescue Dive Team
was started in the 1950's. At that time firefighters bought a Boston Whaler with raised funds and the Lions Club donated a motor. That same boat is still used today with a Mercury 20 HP motor.

Other watercrafts include a Zodiac inflatable with 25 HP Honda and a hovercraft as well as a converted dive truck from an old ambulance.

There are at a minimum of open water certified with most members constantly updating certifications in such areas as a rescue divers, night divers, ice divers, advanced open water, rescue & recovery to name a few. All divers are equipped with dry suits for cold water operations.

During the years the Norton team has been extremely successful in many recoveries both in the town and while in other cities and towns during mutual aid. The dive team is also used to assist in any situations where underwater access is needed.

The dive team also consists of firefighters who are trained in assisting in any situations where underwater access is needed. The dive team also consists of firefighters who are trained in assisting divers with equipment and ropes. All department personell are ice rescue trained yearly. The department has eight Mustang Ice Commander suits along with six Gumby suits.

The Norton Fire-Rescue Dive team will continue to update training and be ready to be called out in town and out at a moments notice.

Dive training on January 22, 2015 at Wheaton College pool with Taunton Fire Dept and Plainville Fire Dept. Members practiced buoyancty control and underwater search patterns and skills.

 

 

Dive call at Fultons Pond in Mansfield on October 4, 2009