Friendship Diving-Rescue Unit

Team members from Station 77 and the Telford Diving Unit (MC 64) wait for the flotilla of canoes and kayaks that will shortly be making their way down the Brandywine River. Stations 77 and MC 64, along with members of the Wagontown Fire Company (CC 35), West Bradford Fire Company (CC 39), and Modena Fire Company (CC 37), kept those parcipitating in the annual Northbrook Canoe Challenge safe. The race benefits the Cerebral Palsy Association of Chester County.

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!