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Swiftwater Rescue Team

With nearly 13 miles of frontage on the Chattahoochee River, the Johns Creek Fire Department responds to dozens of emergencies on the river every year.

Swiftwater Rescue TeamIn 2010, the JCFD launched its Swiftwater Rescue Team, comprised of more than 30 Advanced Swiftwater Rescue Technicians and several operations-level trained technicians.

The team operates two rescue boats, a Special Operations Unit, and an off-road vehicle to facilitate rescues on the river. During emergency responses, the team works closely with the fire departments of Forsyth and Gwinnett counties, and the city of Roswell.

With its highly trained rescuers, the JCFD takes pride in providing swiftwater training to other departments within the Atlanta region.

Please share the team's water safety video with friends, and family, wherever they live.