The Sound Beach Volunteer Fire Department is an all volunteer organization and relies heavily on the support of the local community. There are a number of ways in which to support the Sound Beach Dive Team.
Become a Member
We are always looking for dedicated men and women to join our team. While there is a substantial commitment to joining the Dive Team, the experience is extremely rewarding. You receive extensive training in public safety diving operations and can help families overcome very difficult circumstances. When you join the Sound Beach team, you also become part of a family. Not interested in diving but still want to help? We have a number of support positions available on the Sound Beach Dive Team.
To learn more about joining the Sound Beach Volunteer Fire Department, please visit our Recruitment section.
The Sound Beach Dive Team is supported by the generosity of the Greenwich community. Your financial contribution goes directly to equipment purchases, maintenance and training for members on the team. The costs of operating and maintaining the Dive Team is substantial. Below are some of the average costs for new equipment (excluding training and repairs):
- Dry Suit: $2,000
- Thermal undergarments: $300
- AGA Full Face Mask with Integrated Communications: $1,500
- Surface communications system: $850
- Buoyancy Compensators: $500
- Hood, Fins and Gloves: $125
- First stage regulator and backup second stage regulator: $350
- Dive bottle: $125
- Deck jackets and cold weather gear: $400
The Sound Beach Volunteer Fire Department is a registered 501(c)(3) organization and all donations are tax deductible. To learn more about making a financial contribution, please visit our Support SBVFD section. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.
What We Need
In addition to the costs associated with outfitting and training members on the team, the Dive Team is hoping to acquire additional financial support to make a number of capital purchases, including:
- Side-Scan Sonar System: $50,000
- New Zodiac water rescue boat: $45,000
These items will greatly enhance the capabilities of the Dive Team. To learn more about the Dive Team’s capital plan and the intended use for these items, please contact us.