Turnbull, Phil; Turnbull, J. Michael
April 2006
Fire Chief;Apr2006, Vol. 50 Issue 4, p68
Trade Publication
The article advises fire officials in the United States on water-rescue preparedness. The first step is a needs assessment process for water rescue, such as rescues in floods, storms and swiftwater. The next includes prevention efforts. Three levels of training are given, namely awareness training, operations and technician training. Planning for the management of a water-rescue emergency follows training. There must be enough trained and equipped personnel to handle a water-rescue operation on every shift every day of the year.


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