Lake County is exploring the concept of reconstituting a rescue/recovery diving capability within the county. One of the initial steps in this process is to determine whether there are any volunteers interested in serving on a Lake County Dive Team.

Lake County is seeking applicants interested in becoming part of a public safety dive team. Public safety diving is a diving operation performed solely for search, rescue, recovery, investigation or related public safety purposes conducted by divers working for or under the control of a governmental agency (Savage, 2014).

The Lake County Dive Team is proposed to operate under the authority of the Lake County Emergency Management Agency for daily operations and non-fatal, non-rescue operations, and under the supervision of law enforcement during loss of life and rescue incidents.

Successful applicants will be trained in rescue and recovery diving techniques used to rescue people trapped below water and to recover drowning victims and submerged property.

This is a volunteer opportunity. Most costs of training will be reimbursed upon successful completion of training and/or service obligations.

Interested persons are encouraged to review the eligibility requirements and complete the interest application form.

Application:

Contact Information

For questions about the Lake County Dive Team, please contact:

Address:
Lake County Emergency Management
200 E Center St
Madison SD 57042

Phone:
605-256-7611
Fax:
605-256-7622

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Monday, May 18, 2020

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Friday, May 1, 2020

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Absentee Ballot Application (Photo ID)
Monday, April 27, 2020

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Auditor's Press Release - 4/27/2020
Monday, April 27, 2020

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Resolution 2020-06 Designating Polling Places and Secretary of State Press Release Dated 4/10/2020
Wednesday, April 15, 2020

On 4/14/2020, the Lake County Commission passed Resolution 2020-06 Designating Polling Places for the June 2, 2020 Primary Election. The Secretary of State also issued a press release on 4/10/2020 advising his office will mail absentee ballots to all South Dakotans registered in the statewide voter registration file. Click here to view both the resolution and the press release.

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