Swiftwater Dive Rescue

PVFPD Dive and Swiftwater team, also known as the “Sams Team”, was established after the tragedy of a local family’s loss of a child.  We have ten certified dive rescue and swiftwater operators. 

Combined with Evans Fire & Rescue, who has Certified divers and swiftwater operators, we work together as a joint team to cover Weld County, areas in northeastern Colorado, and other agencies to help in the event of a water rescue.  We perform river and lake assessments and multi-company trainings throughout the year to maintain awareness of surrounding area water levels. As a team, we have many pieces of equipment to assist in the aide of our rescuers.  

We strive for excellence in all we do, and we accomplish this by continuously training and educating our community and surrounding areas.  Please browse through our photo collection to get a glimpse of what all we do. 

If you have any further questions, please contact our Swiftwater/Dive member, Darin Henry at dhenry@plattevalleyfire.org