Where The Water Hits The Sand
We specialize in ocean and river rescue, and are one of the only departments in the area that train to the U.S. Coast Guard standards for Basic Search and Rescue.
MBVFD’s 19ft Carolina Skiff was a critical addition to the Marine Rescue Unit for rapid response to any Intercoastal Waterway emergencies.
ATV-58 & Marine-258 were replaced in 2016 with donations made to MBVFD Inc. The new equipment provides rapid response for all beach, ocean, and river emergencies.
Marine-358 was donated to the department by local business Water Safety Products Inc. in 2016. Marine-358 allows us to have a back up vessel when we are operating in the ocean, as well as giving us another vessel to help with search and rescue operations.
2018 County Oceanic Rescue Statistics