Joint Water Rescue Training on the Schuylkill
June 12, 2022

Today, we participated in a joint training drill of the Upper Providence Township Water Rescue Task-Force. This group was formed a couple years ago to enhance the readiness and efficiency of water rescue teams in the area.

The teams practiced having crews on land locate and spot victims in the water and directing boat crews to the area to effect the rescue.

The Schuylkill River and Mont Clare Canal in our area are immensely popular for pleasure boating. Usage of powerboats, personal watercraft, kayaks, canoes, rafts and tubes seems to grow as each year passes.

You are reminded to always wear a life jacket/personal flotation device while on the water. For more on boating safety, visit:


Units: Squad 65 & Boat 65
Mutual Aid: Black Rock Vol. Fire Co., Collegeville Fire Company, Friendship Fire Company Diving-Rescue Unit, Limerick Fire Department, Royersford Fire Department, Trappe Fire Company No. 1, and UPT Fire & Emergency Services