Among the numerous specializations that a public safety agency may have, swift water rescue is, perhaps, one of the most important areas of training as it can significantly help in numerous types of emergencies. This year here at Montgomery County Precinct 5 we launched our 1st Swiftwater Rescue Team. It is comprised of 13 highly dedicated individuals trained and equipped to perform such rescues if ever the need arises.
This Special Swiftwater Rescue Team, recently attended a 16 hour hands on intense training through Fathom Academy near Austin, this class was provided thanks to a grant from Tri County Health Alliance. They were highlighted on the local NBC Channel 2 News, and to say the least we are so very proud of these individuals.