Volunteers NEEDED for Membership and Fund Raisers
Telford Vol. Diving & Rescue Unit
A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
4 people are interested
The Telford Vol. Diving & Rescue unit is currently seeking volunteers for Fund Raising events as well as those wishing to continue on for membership consideration.
We can also use people for Virutal Opportunities. Though there is nothing at this time, ideas are greatly appreciated.
Not all events will be held at the Unit on 2349 Shelly Road. Each specific event will be discussed/posted or emailed when information is available.
DIVERS - If you are a certified diver, sport or commecial, come see what we are about. We are not a sports club, nor are we a commercial diving unit. We are a Rescue/Recovery Unit.
NON DIVERS - If you are not a diver, do not worry, we can use help in other areas. There is land support, boat operations, Parade Details, maintenance etc - PS DIVERS are required to do these items as well.
WE NOW ARE ACCEPTING MEMBERSHIP FOR AN AUXILIARY UNIT. PLEASE EMAIL president@TDU.NET FOR MORE INFORMATION
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Telford Vol. Diving & Rescue Unit
2349 Shelly Rd, Harleysville, PA 19438, US
Founded in 1947, the unit was initially organized to provide volunteer assistance in the recovery of drowning victims. Since then, the unit has expanded its operations to include search and recovery. Over the years the unit has responded to more than 600 drowning and over 1000 search and recovery operations for various departments, agencies and private individuals. In fulfilling these missions, the unit serves Eastern Pennsylvania and surrounding areas. The unit is the only volunteer dive operation in the world to utilize three different Surface Supplied Diving Systems in conjunction with SCUBA. Through training and practice, the unit has become proficient in the use of its equipment and is able to operate in many different water conditions. The unit has rescued people from rain swollen streams, helped free-trapped motor vehicle occupants and recovered victims from very deep quarries. The unit provides rescue personnel for major water events and conducts community water safety programs.
The unit provides various specialized services to the community by assisting agencies and departments. The unit works with law enforcement agencies to locate evidence and clues that help solve crimes and resolve other incidents. Unit personnel are trained in observing, handling, and documenting evidence. The unit also supports fire departments by refilling air packs. The unit has an air compressor and three separate cascade air storage systems, two of which are mobile. When dispatched, the unit will take a mobile cascade to the scene and refill air packs on location, saving time and possibly lives. The unit also responds to emergency calls from public facilities, to inspect or temporarily repair a dangerous situation.