Equipment

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Firefighters beside the Shrewsbury Weir to show the dangers of fast flowing water       The Brigade's Rescue Boat with crew'

The Brigade uses various pieces of equipment when dealing with rescues involving water, including:

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Helmets, dry suits, dry suit liners, buoyancy aids, knives, whistles, footwear and gloves
Boat, engine and trailer
Buoyancy aids
Communications (radio and whistle)
Decontamination kit (procedure)
Environment unit (boom)
Floating lines
Floating pathway
Life Jackets
Lighting (general and personal)
Rescue equipment (inc lines, hardware, quadpod etc)
Sand lance
Throw lines
Water Rescue Unit
Water rescue carried out in the River Severn at night

Water rescue carried out in the River Severn at night

Water rescue carried out in the River Severn at night

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) ^ Top  

 
Life Jackets are carried on fire engines
Rescue floating line
Drysuits
Water safety helmets
Buoyancy aids

Personal Protection Equipment must be worn at all times when performing rescues involving water

Water Safety Awareness Campaign

    Be Safe Around Water - Don't Drink and Drown

Bridgnorth District Community Safety Partnership in association with Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service

Further information

RoSPa   www.rospa.com