Scuba

UNDERWATER SEARCH AND RESCUE

Captain – Robert Winter
1st Lt. – Ryan Broderick

The West Islip Fire Department Marine SCUBA Team is made up of members of the department who have received special training in underwater operations and Publis Safety Diving. Members are trained in special rescue SCUBA diving techniques, Advanced Open Water, Search & Recovery, Rescue Diver and are ERDI/PSD certified. The divers are also all P.A.D.I. or N.A.U.I. certified.    The team also consists of Certified Dive Tenders to assist the divers in rescue situations. The Team is responsible for water rescues for all waterways of the West Islip community and the barrier beaches of Robert Moses and Captree State Parks. In addition, the SCUBA Team is capable of responding to Ice Rescue emergencies with the use of their Hovercraft and other special ice rescue techniques and equipment.