Swift water flood rescue training


First responders get hands-on experience

On Wednesday, first responders across New York participated in a swift water/flood rescue training exercise at the State Training Preparedness Center in Oriskany. Flooding remains the number one risk in New York State, and first responders constantly train to complete water rescues in any type of situation.

Representatives from the Department of Environmental Conservation, New York State Police, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, and State Office of Fire Prevention and Control/New York Task Force-2 were all at the training.

This was the last day of training before the Swift Water Flood Training Center closes for the season.

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