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Swiftwater Rescue Humor for the Day

Started by Ben Waller Oct 10, 2009. 0 Replies

swiftwater boats

Started by Troy. Last reply by Kyle Smith Jun 28, 2009. 6 Replies

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Comment by Lance Piatt on April 11, 2010 at 9:35pm
Tualatin Valley Fire Rescue in Portland Oregon, I believe, still maintains their PWC program (the West Linn station).
Comment by Ben Waller on April 10, 2010 at 10:13pm
Tony, the only one in my area is the Burton Fire District in Beaufort, SC. They use PWCs to cover the miles of shoreline along the tidal marshes in the mouth of the Broad River.

The San Diego Lifeguards operate PWCs for swiftwater rescue as well.

Bradley County Fire-Rescue in southeast Tennessee also still used PWCs for lake and flatwater river SAR as of the last time I checked.
Comment by Tony Hargett on April 9, 2010 at 6:55am
Hello to the group,
I'm interested in how many organizations still use PWCs (Personal Watercarft) within their water rescue operations. There were many back in the 90s when the manufacturers and dealers were involved with a government loan program. But that had subsided and agencies and teams were left to turn them back in or buy them if they wanted to continue to use them. My question to our limited group here is, 'does your agency, or do you know of an agency which continues to use PWCs with in their water rescue operations.
Any reply I receive will be greatly appreciated,
Comment by sebastien verrier on March 25, 2010 at 11:09am
Hey Guy`s
While surfing the net, i saw that you maby have some interrest in regard of a Creature Craft as a swift water rescue boat. As a part of the team, reasearch and developpement is part of my function. Any questions you may have, can be answered in details. All researchs are base on safety and eazy control in white water, It also occure that it is a blast to ride!!!
Comment by Doesn't play well with others. on October 1, 2009 at 5:04pm
Like what you got going on here, but I started a page for Rescue Techs trained in multiple disciplines; Rope, Swiftwater, Collapse, Confined Space, etc... http://www.firefighternation.com/group/technicalrescue
Comment by Troy on July 9, 2009 at 12:34am
that was 1st test ever of that in water it looks like diffrent in video but it draws around the head , if you have ever used vacum splints it works same way . we have since modifed how use it we first slip back board under pt then vac mat seem so far to work great floats and secures pt well also 1 person can flip it over if pt went face down
Comment by Dave Andrews on July 8, 2009 at 8:38pm
For Rob
We use the slim Ray swift Water rescue and a local rafting guide to build our paper work....
Comment by Robert on July 2, 2009 at 11:59pm
Vac Mat, interesting. Have you played with it much. Seems to have a problem with proper head positioning.
Comment by Troy on July 2, 2009 at 11:51pm
video of vac mat in water test we done
Comment by Troy on July 2, 2009 at 11:50pm

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