Casper Fire/ EMS crews prepare for river rescue and encourage safety

(Casper, Wyo.) - Casper Fire/EMS crews spent time on Sunday along the river sharpening skills in swift water rescue. "With Summer here, more people are returning to the water and we want to be prepared if we are called on for a rescue. Training focused on use of equipment, swimming and rescue of victims in the water. With current high water, the work was more challenging than normal with powerful current and unusual flows. Unfortunately, we do get called for incidents on the water several times a year. The easiest rescue is the one that never happens. Please be safe on the water this summer. Know your limitations and respect the power of the river," said Casper Fire/EMS crews. The also want to remind those playing in and along the river to Always wear a Life Jacket! Photos: h/t Casper Fire/EMS/Pitchengine Communities ​ #oilcity #news