Ok. We'll probably never be able to repeat the call we had the other night if we tried. My town is part of a regional dive team with a neighboring city. We had scheduled a dive drill in our town. It was our first drill in about 4 or 5 months. Great guys to work with and we've come to work very well together despite the fact that we've only be together about a year. We had done all our primary paperwork and our first divers were in the water. Our team members chief was down watching the drill like he does everytime. Fire Alarm called over asking if the dive team was available for an activation. We all stopped and looked at each other and said "no way". Chief said yes, we'd be on our way. Pulled our divers out of the water, grabbed all our gear and threw everything in our dive trailer. My partner and I were on call for the ambulance that night so we had brought it down with us since we're both on the dive team in case a call came it we could respond from the lake. My partner took the stretcher out of our bus, threw it into one of the pick up trucks hauling the trailer and piled 5 divers in the back with all their gear and took off. We followed behind with 2 dive trailers and our Deputy's pick up truck. The ambulance arrived approximately 5 - 6 mins after our activation, doors opened and 5 divers almost fully dressed jumped out and went to work. About 2 mins later both dive trailers arrived on scene and the rest of our team jumps out and goes to work. Everybody was amazed how fast we got there and how fast we got organized. Managed to look good despite the fact that everything was scattered everywhere in the trailers. We managed to find all our equipment and not lose anything. After about an hour and a half we pulled all divers out of the water due to darkness and our growing suspicion that our person wasn't actually in the water. Everything worked awesome though we didn't finish our drill. Maybe next time.

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Comment by Joe Brooks on January 23, 2008 at 2:02am
So was there a patient/body? Inqiring minds are waiting to know!!!

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