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Water rescue: JFD builds its diving, water rescue capabilities

Published 07/02/2010, The Jamestown Sun

The unit is called to duty once or twice a year and it seems expensive to purchase equipment and train individuals, but in an emergency, residents say they’re glad Jamestown’s Water Rescue Dive Unit is there. Jamestown Fire Department’s dive team originated in 1958 with four or five scuba divers, said Jim Reuther, JFD fire chief. Today, the unit has doubled its divers and replaced the bus it purchased in 1970.

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