Fort Worth Fire Swift Water Team Ready to Rescue

Fort Worth Fire Department's swift water rescue team at Station 7 is standing guard, ready for the call.

They are waiting for the calls where lives are in danger after victims find themselves surrounded by water they can't escape.

North Texas is being pounded with heavy rain and images of high water rescue are popping up all over the region.

Rescues like in Irving, where the only way out is by a rescue boat.

The firefighters in Station 7 work 24-hour long shifts and know it’s only a matter of time until they're called out with more rain in the forecast.

“I’m thinking it’s going to be a busy night, busy day, a busy shift,” said Jake Pannell with Station 7. “We'll make sure our guys are in tip-top order and all the equipment is squared away and just wait for the call.

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