Minnehaha County Emergency Management - Dive Team

Minnehaha County Emergency Management - Dive Team

Doug Brockhouse, one of the principals at Bender Commercial, volunteers as one of the Team Leaders with the Minnehaha County Emergency Management Dive Team.

With more than 32 years of commercial and recreational scuba diving experience, Doug has become one of the senior members of the team.  Over the years he has been involved in search and recovery of drowning victims, vehicle recovery through the ice and various forensic projects.  This type of diving isn't like pleasure diving in the Carribean.  Most of the work involves zero visibility, cold water, strong currents and high waves.

Now in his mid-50's, Doug is trying to pass on his knowledge and experience to the younger divers on the team and is happy to step aside and let them do the work.  Upmost on his mind is safety - always spending as much time as necessary to insure his dive team's safety.