Swift Water Rescue

Swift Water Rescue is a technical rescue that involves the use of specially trained personnel, ropes, and mechanical advantage systems that are often much more robust than those used in rope rescue because fire fighters are up against the added pressure of working in moving water. The main goal is to use or deflect the water’s power to assist in the rescue of the endangered person(s). The Burleson Fire Department has 30 fire fighters trained as Swift Water Rescue Technicians.