The City of Key West, Florida

The Southernmost City in the Continental United States

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How is our department prepared for emergencies on and under our near shore waters?

 

With twenty-three Public Safety Divers, when things go wrong on our island paradise, we stand ready to deploy our trained personnel and specialized equipment to prevent a tragedy.

 
 

 

Each first response apparatus carries a rapid deployment scuba system ready for use on incidents involving boat or aircraft, vehicles or people that are in need of rescue in the water. 

 

 

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By land from our trucks, or by sea from our Fire Boat, rapid response and deployment is our goal.
 
 
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Our team is also trained and equipped to assist and support Public Safety Dive operations when requested by other agencies and jurisdictions.

 
 
 
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Key West is fortunate to have a world-class training facility provided by the Florida Keys Community College Dive Program.
 
The FKCC Dive Program and the KWFD Dive Team have a strong cooperative relationship for both training and support operations.
 
 
 

 

 
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During our training with the College we have a unique opportunity to share information with Public Safety Dive professionals from many disciplines and locations across the nation.
 
 
 
 
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