Athens County Specialized Response & Recovery (Dive Team)

The Rome Township Special Operations Unit capacity is one of rescue and recovery. The Unit has the ability to put divers in the water for a multitude of operations. Whether it be a rescue or recovery, we have the expertise to conduct an efficient and speedy operation. The Unit also has the resources for recovery including items used in crimes, vehicles, small boats, etc, with lifting operations up to 4000 pounds non buoyant weight. The Unit also has divers trained in Underwater Crime Scene Operations. This includes proper technique for evidence recovery, body recovery, vehicle, etc.

The Rome Township Special Operations Unit is comprised of dedicated  individuals from area Fire, EMS, and Law Enforcement agencies. The training requirements that the team asks from its members is rather demanding and extensive; this further shows the professionalism, pride, and dedication that each and every member of the team exhibits. The team also relies upon itself to provide the equipment needed to do this job, at this time. If you are interested in becoming  part of the team, contact any team member or Jon or Chuck at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Athens County Specialized Response & Recovery (Dive Team) meets every fourth Monday of each month with further field training requirements scheduled then. For membership information, contact any team member for details or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at the shop.

As the team relies on its members to supply the associated equipment, any and all contributions would be gladly accepted.

If you are in need of divers, contact us...

  • If you are a local emergency organization, contact Athens County Central Communications (911) and ask for the Rome Township Special Operations Unit, and they will page us.