Swiftwater/Flood Response Team 670


It is the mission of Somerset County to provide highly specialized personnel and resources, leveraged from local and state levels, for response to regional or statewide natural disasters and emergency events.

The primary role of Somerset County is to proactively plan for regionalized or statewide flooding events and to develop and coordinate trained, equipped and protected swift water rescue and flood evacuation resources for mutual aid, intrastate requests for service, as well as, to provide large scale incident management coordination and support, as applicable, in support of overall incident operations.

Swiftwater Rescue/Flood Response Team Press Release

- Richard B. Lohr - County EMA Coordinator  

- Scott Grahn - Team Manager (670-M1)

- Mike Sopich - Team Leader (670-L-1)

- Rick Massimo - Team Leader (670-L-2)

- Tim Bowman - Team Leader (670-L-3)

- David Kaiser - Team Leader (670-L-4) Dive Operations

- Michael Horvath - Team Leader (670-L-5)

- Dave Boyer - Safety Officer (670-S-1)

- Jim Karashowsky - Safety Officer (670-S-2)

- Ernest Spory- Fire Police (670-FP-1)

Ice Rescue Training Photos

Water Rescue Training Pictures


PA HART Training Pictures


County Annex Office Building
300 North Center Avenue
Somerset, PA 15501
Somerset County Courthouse
111 East Union St.
Somerset, PA 15501