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Hereford takes delivery of new Rescue Boat

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Hereford takes delivery of new Rescue Boat

Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service have major rivers running through both counties and were at the forefront of both local and national flood rescue efforts in the summer of 2007. 


Recently Fire Stations in Hereford, Evesham and Worcester took delivery of new and enhanced water rescue craft and towing facilities. At 11:15am on Monday 9th August Hereford Fire Station will be demonstrating their new equipment and rescue skills at the rowing club on the River Wye, Hereford in an exercise to be witnessed by local MP Jesse Norman.

Station Manager Jon Butlin said, "In a typical year across both counties, we are called to between 50-60 water rescues so, we are very much a Fire and Rescue Service. On Monday the crew from Hereford will be demonstrating a range of rescues including;

  • Launching the new 4.4 metre boat
  • Bank line rescue
  • Tethered swim rescue from the bank
  • Tethered swim rescue from the boat
  • Boat rescue
  • 'Man overboard!' demo

"Members of the public are more than welcome to view the new boat and meet local fire fighters and the Service's Community Safety Team who will be on hand with advice and leaflets about water and flood safety."