On Thursday, the Door County Dive Team completed their monthly training and final ice diving training for 2021. The Door County team is also now an alert team, which means they are one of six teams in Wisconsin that could get called anywhere in the state where they may need emergency dive.
Sgt. Jason Albertson, with the Sturgeon Bay Police Department and Dive Team Commander, mentions that working around people’s various schedules, unpredictable weather, and ice conditions are the biggest impediments to finding the time to train. Albertson noted that January’s weather did not cooperate with the team and that February’s training session was miserably cold.
The commander also warned people of the current ice conditions and believes they should use extreme caution if they plan to use the ice, but he wouldn’t recommend being on the ice at this time.
The team is multi-jurisdictional and comprises members of the State Patrol, DNR, EMS, Sturgeon Bay Fire Department, Sturgeon Bay Police Department, and the Door County Sheriff’s Department.
(Photo courtesy of the Sturgeon Bay Police Department)