Firefighting

THE “SHARK TANK”: LEWISVILLE’S DIVE-RESCUE TRAINING TOOL

Issue 4 and Volume 159.

BY RICK LASKY The Lewisville (TX) Fire Department has been in the dive-rescue business since the early 1980s. These members are responsible for the EMS, fire, and rescue services on the 35,000-acre Lake Lewisville, which attracts more than 2.7 million visitors annually. More than 300,000 people live adjacent or have indirect access to the lake, which has marinas, restaurants, and beach areas and plays host to the Bass Masters Tournament and several other large events. It is easily accessible, located a few minutes north of downtown Dallas off I-35E. The team responds to about 300 to 400 calls a year. Over the years, Lewisville’s Dive-Rescue Team has grown to include almost 60 divers, two dive-rescue units, and two fire boats; it serves as the dive team for many communities in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Click here to enlarge image null Photos courtesy of the Lewisville (TX) Fire Department. Click here…

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