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Rural Metro Fire prepares for monsoon rescues

Posted at 4:02 PM, Jun 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-09 20:29:38-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — Tucson has hit its first 100 degree day, but the Rural Metro Fire Department's preparation for monsoon are well underway.

This is video taken during one of Rural Metro's technical rescue team drills at the Los Ninos Pool.

John Walk with the fire district says the team is honing their skills in advanced swift water rescues.

The crews practiced using a tethered boat, which is used in situations that involved large areas of deep water.

Walka added that they urge all drivers to obey road closure signs when the storms hit this season.