The team is trained in Advance Open Water Diving, Public Safety Diving, dry suit, full facemask, underwater navigation, and search and recovery. The Team is also training with Pittsburgh River Rescue.

The team consists of Members of the Wheeling Police Department, Wheeling Fire Department, Ohio County Sheriffs Office, and the Benwood Volunteer Fire Department. The team will be trained to respond to incidents in the Tri-State area and will be capable of the following functions:

The team is governed by an executive committee consisting of the Chiefs of each agency involved and the Ohio County EMA Director and is under the command of Lt. Phil Redford of the Wheeling Police Department and Capt. Mike Baker of the Wheeling Fire Department.