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Cookeville FD Seeking Swift Water Rescue Equipment

Cookeville Fire Department hoping to gain some new swift water rescue equipment through a grant from the Firehouse Subs Safety Foundation. Battalion Chief Daniel Snyder said that they will purchase life vests, rafts, and wet suits among other tools. He said they typically rely on the county’s team for swift water rescues. “One of the things that I like to ... Read More »

Putnam Rescue Squad Training For Submerged Vehicles Underwater

Putnam County Swift Water Rescue Squad members are in Texas training for swift water rescue tactics to improve response. EMA Director Tyler Smith said unfortunately the training had to be postponed in February, because the skills could have been used this weekend. Smith said it is better late than never, because water rescues have been more common over the last ... Read More »

Smithville-Dekalb Rescue Squad Needs Funding To Increase Capabilities

The Smithville-Dekalb County Rescue Squad will go to the county commission to request funding to form a Swift Water Rescue Task Force. Rescue Squad Captain Dustin Johnson said cars being swept off the road from flooding is an increasing issue. Johnson said the rescue squad is going to ask the county for $18,000. “What we’re trying to do is, we’re ... Read More »