Pender EMS and Fire


Our Swiftwater Team is a team of highly trained individuals in the art of rescuing people from fast moving water. In Pender County the team is utilized mostly in the event of flooding in our rivers and streams especially after Tropical Storms and Hurricanes. Our Swiftwater Team has equipment to safely rescue people from fast moving water where they have grasped onto a tree limb to hold on to, from flooded cars, or stranded boats. They use a variety of ropes, harnesses, pulleys, floatation devices, paddle boats, and motored boats in their operations. Constant Training and a rigorous application process make being a part of this team an accomplishment.