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By Joe Block 

Black Earth Fire Department receives rescue boat


May 9, 2019

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Above right, the rigid hulled inflatable boat is for flood and swift water rescue. Above, firefighters take the boat out for a training session.

The Black Earth Fire Department, thanks to grant funding from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, has ordered and will be received a rigid hulled inflatable rescue boat ideal for flood and swift water rescue. The boat is very similar to Sauk City Fire Department rescue boat (which was also provided by funding from the Foundation), though more suited for loading and unloading on streets in the event of severe flooding. This boat will be the centerpiece of the Black Earth Fire Department's water rescues within our own district and when going to the aid of others.

In 2005, the Fireho...

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