Credentials/ Priority call list:
Dean Tronrud: Dive instructor, ice certified,experienced in law enforcement,
Work: 800-786-2109 trained in underwater evidence recovery, extensive experience Email Dean Tronrud in underwater salvage and recovery
Jim Monson: Dive instructor, ice diving instructor, Emergency First
Work: 800-700-9334 Response Instructor, experienced in underwater salvage
Home: 715-485-9334 and recovery. Trained in underwater evidence recovery.
Carmen Monson: Dive instructor, ice certified, experienced in underwater salvage and recovery.
Home: 715-485-9334 .
Mike Yeske: Divemaster, ice certified, experienced in underwater salvage.
Home: 715-986-2749 Trained in underwater evidence recovery.
Marc Porembo Rescue certified, ice certified, experienced in underwater . salvage
Richard Sampson, M.D. Rescue certified, experienced in underwater recovery.
Joe Mara: Rescue certified, ice certified, experienced in underwater salvage.
Rick Sebens: Rescue certified, experienced in underwater recovery.
Myron Loney: Rescue certified, ice certified, experienced in underwater salvage.
Definition: Body recoveries, evidence recovery, large salvage projects, ice dives. High risk, requiring immediate response and all equipment.
Standards & Procedures:
Maximum response time: 4 hrs.-Our objective is to respond within an hour dependent on advance notice and distance.
Fee: Open Water: $100.00 per diver, 3 divers minimum: 2 divers in the water and 1 surface support technician. 3 hr. minimum call. After 3 hours on the scene the rate
would drop to $75.00 per hour per diver. Dive reports, evidence collection and scene assessment reports will be provided.
Ice or Overhead Environment: The scene will be assessed and our regular fee may increase due to the difficulty of the dive. We may require up to 5 divers on the scene: 2 divers in the water, 1 safety/standby diver, 1 surface line tender, 1 surface support technician. Dive reports, evidence collection and scene assessment reports will be provided.
No additional fees will be charged. All equipment for search/recovery operations will be provided for by Interstate Divers, LLC.
Safety Protocols: The safety of the divers in the water will be a priority. The surface support technician is in charge of the scene immediately on the dive team's arrival.The technician will coordinate with the people on the scene.
Note: Divers cannot be effective if lake dragging has taken place. Visibility is destroyed and it may take days or weeks for visibility to return.
Definition: All light to medium salvage operations that do not require immediate
response times and can be scheduled by the dive team.
Maximum Response Time: Dives will all be scheduled within 2 weeks of the original call with the
exception of ice dives and Large salvage, which is considered a recovery. l
Level one: Low risk light salvage using minimum equipment. Only 2 divers needed maximum
depths of 35 feet-excludes all rivers. $55.00 per diver per hour-no minimum fee Firearms are also excluded.
Level two: Medium risk light salvage using available equipment. Minimum 3 divers. Maximum depths of 70 feet including rivers. $75.00 per diver per hour-no minimum fee. . Includes firearm salvage Photography
and preservation techniques are available.
All higher risk dives are considered recoveries.
Dive, recovery and rescue training is available for agencies
interested in developing in-house dive response teams. Interstate Divers LLC can provide classroom, pool and open water sessions for members to obtain certification in open water, advanced dive ice recovery, search & recovery, rescue diver, evidence recovery and underwater investigations. Interstate Divers LLC will provide assistance for those interested agencies until they are fully trained. Certified rescue divers would then have the option to join Interstate Divers as associate members. As an additional service, Interstate Divers LLC can also provide equipment to those departments at relatively low package costs.
PADI Open Water Diver*
PADI Advanced Water Diver*
PADI Rescue Diver*
All PADI Specialty Courses including Ice Diver and Search and
* Certifications required for all associate members of Interstate Divers.
Minimum Requirements: Certified Rescue Diver
Emergency First Response Certification
10 dives logged per year
10 hours per year of team training/education
Benefits: First on-call list in local area
Updated materials for further training
Discounts on gear, etc.
Truck Recovery from Ice
For more information contact Jim at firstname.lastname@example.org