Dive Team/Swiftwater Search and Rescue

Consisting of 12 Paid Members and 4 Non-Paid Members, the Longview Fire Department Water Rescue Team is called out regularly all throughout the East Texas Region.

Equipped with wet suits, personal flotation devices, helmets, and specially designed water rescue devices, the Department’s Water Rescue personnel have the ability to provide the means necessary to safely rescue citizens who have been trapped or injured.

The standard response for a water rescue includes:
  • Water Rescue Truck
  • Truck/Rope unit
  • Medic
  • 2 Engines
  • Battalion Chief
  • Shift Training Officer