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AFD’s Water Rescue Team was established in 1982. The Water Rescue Team has over 20 members that are trained in swift water rescue, dive rescue and advanced boat operations. Albany Fire Department has 2 water rescue boats (Boat11 & Boat14) and 1 personal rescue water craft (PWC11). The Water Rescue Team responds to various water related emergencies such as floods, boaters in distress, victims in distress and non-emergency water related incidents. They also assist local law enforcement agencies with water related crime scene investigations. The Albany Fire Water Rescue Team predominantly covers Linn County and Benton County as well as parts of Polk County and Marion County.

For more information on Boating, Boating Safety and Oregon’s waterways please visit: http://www.boatoregon.com/

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