NEBCO Firefighters train in water rescue

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

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Left, the NEBCO crew worked with members of the U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew in transfering victims to the helicopter basket.  “Each year we send at least three of our guys down for fireboat training. We do have two boats on the lake for boat or dock fires or water rescue,” Fire Chief Rob Taylor said. “I think it’s fantastic that our firefighters are willing to do this and take on the extra training.”
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Left, the NEBCO crew worked with members of the U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew in transfering victims to the helicopter basket. “Each year we send at least three of our guys down for fireboat training. We do have two boats on the lake for boat or dock fires or water rescue,” Fire Chief Rob Taylor said. “I think it’s fantastic that our firefighters are willing to do this and take on the extra training.”

Not only is the Northeast Benton County Volunteer Fire Department now operating VAS Ambulance Service Corp. with some paramedics on the truck, their firefighters also are continually training.


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