WILTON \u2014 Citing very limited use, the town has decided to do away with its emergency dive rescue team. On Tuesday night the Board of Selectmen voted unanimously to disband its small group of personnel who are trained for underwater work, which includes members of the town\u2019s police and fire departments. \u201cIt\u2019s something we\u2019ve been reviewing for a few years now,\u201d Police Chief John Lynch said, noting that other specialized teams are being looked at as well. \u201cThe results tell us that for the amount of use of the team, which is about two times in the last 10 years, it just isn\u2019t affordable or realistic to maintain.\u201d Lynch said the associated equipment costs will become a savings to the town, along with training for personnel who devote two shifts each month to keep up their certifications and experience. \u201cSo you weigh the use versus the need,\u201d Lynch said. \u201cWe reached out to our neighbors (in) Norwalk and Westport, and they are more than willing to respond should we need a dive team.\u201d He explained that since the work of dive teams generally involves recovery efforts \u2014 either looking for evidence or searching for drowning victims \u2014 there is no immediate need to have a team on hand. In the cases of water emergencies, however, neighboring towns will be notified at the time of the call and respond immediately. \u201cThere\u2019s no cost to request if we ask them to come,\u201d Fire Chief Jim Blanchfield said, noting that Wilton\u2019s emergency personnel are likewise called to those municipalities without cost. Following a question about whether these arrangements with other towns could potentially become one-sided and even lead to additional costs, Selectman Ross Tartell pointed out that the neighborly responses eventually balance out. \u201cA couple of years ago we did an analysis (and) over time it evens out,\u201d he said. \u201cNo one\u2019s gaining anybody else over time. It\u2019s pretty even.\u201d In lieu of the decision to disband the dive team, Blanchfield said his personnel are refocusing their attention on \u201cback to basics in rescue.\u201d This includes water emergency training, surface rescue techniques, \u201cquick grabs\u201d and \u201cswift water training.\u201d \u201cWilton does have water and we can make a difference, (so) that\u2019s where we\u2019re focusing (our efforts),\u201d he added. Selectwoman Deborah McFadden recalled that when she first joined the board, she had expressed concern about how much of the dive team\u2019s equipment was owned by the divers themselves and not by the town. \u201cI\u2019ve always looked at the dive team with some concern because of that liability,\u201d she said. \u201cThat\u2019s something we\u2019re not going to have to worry about,\u201d Blanchfield replied.