Commonly known as the "Dive Team", the Brick Township Underwater Recovery Team is based in Fire District #1, but serves the entire Township of Brick. The Team is a specialized unit within the Fire Department, comprised of firefighters from Fire District #1. Both Divers and Tenders are required to take many additional training courses beyond standard firefighter training, and also participate in monthly training exercises. All Team members are 100% volunteer.
Brick Township is home to many bodies of water, including the Atlantic Ocean, Barnegat Bay, Metedeconk River, Manasquan River, Kettle Creek, Lake Riviera, Forge Pond, and others.
The Dive Team responds to many different types of incidents, such as boating accidents, submersions, swimmers & boaters in distress, persons or animals through the ice, and vehicles in the water. The Team also assists the Police Department with underwater search and recovery of items such as crime scene evidence and weapons.
2019 Fully Submerged Truck Recovery
2014 Dive Drill at Brick Reservoir
2013 Ocean Beach 1 Clean-Up Operation
October 2, 2011 - Emergency Rescue Diver Tender Course