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Continuing coverage of flooding during severe storms in Texas

Fort Worth Fire Swift Water Team Ready to Rescue



    Water Rescue Crews Trained for Flooding

    When water rises on North Texas roads, swift water rescue crews have been trained and are ready to save those in need. (Published Friday, Nov. 27, 2015)

    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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