Swift Water Rescue Team

In the summer of 2019 our area experienced significant storms and required some water rescues. Our membership started the process to become trained and equipped in swift water rescue. The company purchased a swift water boat and the required ppe for our firefighters. Throughout 2020-2021 our members completed PA Fish and Boat certifications in Swift Water Awareness, Water Response and Emergency Rescue (operations level), Advanced Lines and Rescue Systems (technician level), Emergency Boat Operations and Rescue (boat operator) and Ice Rescue and Emergency Response. Our leadership applied to the Pennsylvania State Fire Academy, Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission for the swift water rescue certification. Currently Manoa Fire Company holds the Type IIA certification.