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Norwood Fire Department Ice and Water Rescue
The Norwood Fire Department Ice/Water Rescue response crews provide a significant variety of operational needs to the town of Norwood. Our Water Rescue program has grown from limited water surface capabilities to a fully operational Ice and Water rescue response with the ability to provide critical Advanced Cardiac Life Support.
The Norwood Fire Department Ice/Water Rescue response is activated any time a person(s) are reported in danger, missing or believed submerged.
The Norwood Fire Department Ice/Water Rescue response teams are available 24/7, 365 days a year and prepared to operate in all conditions. The crews are trained for optimum performance in effecting these rescues from Norwood Firefighter Dara O'ZMalley. FF O' Malley is the Norwood Fire Department Ice/Water Rescue Technician and has significant knowledge of Maritime Search and Rescue. FF O' Malley is a 10 year Honourable Veteran of the U.S Coast Guard.
The Norwood Fire Department rescue crews are regularly trained in the event of an Ice/Water emergency or disaster. Our commitment to continuous training provides the highest level of safety and service to our public and our Department through quality education and Norwood homegrown experience.
The Norwood Fire Department uses the Rescue Alive Ice/Water Sled for cold weather water emergencies. In warmer weather the NFD utilizes a Zodiac MK2 Classic boat with a 15 HP Johnson Outboard and a Minn Kota Electric backup motor.
Last Updated on Friday, 22 March 2013 15:16