Police Department

The Douglas Dive Rescue Team (DDRT) is comprised of volunteers from the Douglas Police / Fire Departments and Sutton Fire Department. The DDRT works in partnership with Webster Rescue to provide water related emergency response to area towns and states as needed. Members of the DDRT volunteer their time and provide their own gear. We train year round with annual ice, deep, night, and pool dives. All divers have minimum Dive Rescue International DR1 training or equivalent. The DDRT attends training from both Dive Rescue International and Team LGS (Life Guard Systems). The DDRT has no yearly budget and operates  through the Douglas Police Association. Operating expenses are covered by fund raisers, donations, and from the towns Waterway account which is funded by boat excise tax.

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Primary DDRT Boat

Emergency Services Unit

DDRT Boat Operations Training

Training in the pool consists of basic skills, black water, line tending and body recovery

Drill with Sutton Fire Department on Manchaug Lake
Search of the Blackstone River in Uxbridge Evidence recovery dive in Sutton
The DDRT does an Annual Ice Dive for Training
The DDRT uses both wired and wireless communications to talk with divers. With wireless divers can talk to other divers and surface support. Boat familiarization and check at start of new training year.
Sonar and GPS help assist in searches (above from boat operations training)

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