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Greenville Fire-Rescue to get new boats, other tools

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The Daily Reflector

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Greenville Fire-Rescue expects to receive two new inflatable boats along with other search and rescue gear all thanks to a large state allocation to swift water rescue teams.

The state will allocate more than $2 million to teams across the state for new rescue equipment, including 46 inflatable swift water rescue boats, 62 motors and accessories to support the teams, including fuel tanks, life jackets, dry suits, paddles and other gear to maintain the boats and motors.

Greenville Fire-Rescue Chief Eric Griffin said Tuesday his department will be getting two Zodiak brand boats that resemble inflatable rafts with motors on the back.

He said the department currently utilizes boats that were purchased by the City of Greenville. Greenville’s team also will get search and rescue equipment but he did not know yet when the boats and equipment will be delivered.

According to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, the state facilitates seven regional urban search and rescue task forces in addition to squads operated at the local level. Teams maintain skills, training, equipment and capable personnel to respond to a wide array of disasters.

Based on the location and type of incident, the state emergency operations center identifies the nearest and most appropriate resource to deploy.

Contact Tyler Stocks at tstocks@reflector.com or 252-329-9566. Follow him on Twitter @Tylerstocks1987

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