Friendship Diving-Rescue Unit

Dive Lieutenant Joe Behm introduces team members to our new OTS Guardian full face SCUBA masks. These new diving masks will replace our Kirby Morgan XO masks for the majority of our SCUBA operations being lighter and offering our divers a wider field of view while retaining voice communications between the diver and shore support personnel. Four of these new masks have been added to our apparatus while we retain three Kirby Morgan XO masks for surface supply diving.

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!