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5/24/07-Upshur County

Longview Firefighters Dive Training Before Big Weekend

Ready for the holiday rush! Thursday East Texas firefighters geared up to keep you safe on the water.  At Big Sandy's Alert Academy, Longview firefighters went through emergency dive and rescue training.  The divers learned how to search and find weapons in the lake, dive off a bridge, and even recover a van from the water. 

Steve Dankers, a Longview firefighter, says, "we definitely hope that we don't have to respond this weekend to any events, but that's going to rely on the public making sure that they are taking due caution, make sure they're practicing safety, watching for their families and stuff like that so they can have enjoyable weekend."

The firefighters have training days every month.

Tracy Watler/Reporting: tracy@kltv.com

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