Friendship Diving-Rescue Unit

Team members from Station 77 and the Telford Diving Unit (MC 64) form a protective safety ring as scores of New Year's-day revelers embark upon the Pottstown Recreation Department's annual 'Polar Bear Plunge'. What made this year's event even more unique than normal - if you consider near-naked human beings plunging into the cold Schuylkill River on New Years-day morning 'normal" - was the fact that just a few feet into the water everyone sank almost up to their waists in silt and sediment

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!