Butte County: Swift Water Rescue Type-1 certified

The swift water rescue team for CalFire Butte County has stepped it up a notch.

Posted: Dec 31, 2019 7:09 PM
Updated: Dec 31, 2019 7:51 PM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - The swift water rescue team for CalFire Butte County has stepped it up a notch.

The Office of Emergency Services, or O.E.S., has certified the team as a 'type-one'.

To meet the 'type-one' criteria, the swift water team had to go through specific training and equipment requirements.

Battalion Chief and team leader Sean Norman said the team trained in the Feather River Canyon on weekends and at night, not only swimming but operating rescue equipment.

Butte County's team is only one of 13 teams in California and the team can now respond to water disasters nationwide.

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