Friendship Diving-Rescue Unit

Crews from Station 77 and the Telford Diving Unit (MC64) work a quarry in the Paoli area conducting an evidence search for the local police department. The quarry was mapped for depth; scanned with sonar; checked with underwater video and then divers physically searched the areas of high probability. The investigation now continues. A special 'thank you' goes out to the Paoli Fire Company and EMS (Station 3) for their excellent scene support as well as to the North Penn - Goodwill Canteen Unit (MC41) for helping to keep our personnel hydrated and nourished on an extremely hot and humid day. 

About Us

The Friendship Fire Company Diving-Rescue Unit, Chester County Station 77, was founded in 1952 upon the idea of helping people in need. Since our organization was established, we have endeavored to provide our specialized services wherever and whenever the need arose.


Our team is made up entirely of volunteers. We currently provide specialized search, rescue, and recovery services to police and fire departments in the tri-county area. These include underwater body recovery of drowning victims, water rescue, ice rescue, and under water searches for evidence and items. While even a little help goes a long way, it takes dedicated men and women to provide that help.


That is why we are especially happy to find new volunteers who share our commitment to doing good in the world. Do you want to support us by helping with our work? Then do not hesitate to contact us. A helping hand is always greatly appreciated!