Boone County Water Rescue (BCWR), established in 1967 under the direction of the Boone County (KY) Civil Defense program, is a group of 41 dedicated volunteers who work more than 12,000 hours annually in water rescue activities. The team is currently a division of Boone County Emergency Management, and administered on a not-for-profit basis by the Boone County (KY) Fiscal Court, the team is available 24/7 to all governmental agencies.

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“The Boone County Water Rescue team members have been long time members of the IADRS and have supported teams nationwide through the exchange of information and resources. They are one of the most progressive water rescue teams in North America and have been role models for many IADRS members. Since 1967, they have been one of the pioneers of water rescue and have developed, tested, and revised many of the techniques used by water rescue and recovery teams today. We all owe them a tremendous debt of gratitude..”

Blades Robinson, Executive Director
International Association of Dive Rescue Specialists
201 North Link Lane
Fort Collins CO 80524-2712