Marietta Police, Fire Departments Train with U.S. Coast Guard

By: Danielle Staub Email
By: Danielle Staub Email

Training out on the water with the U.S. Coast Guard and the Marietta Police and Fire Departments.

It was a water rescue for one of our reporters Thursday.

Danielle Staub jumped in the water along with firefighter Bob Davison as part of a training exercise.

The U.S. Coast Guard out of Huntington, West Virginia works with the Marietta Fire and Police Departments.

All day they were practicing different scenarios, including towing drills and water rescues.

It's all for team building in case of a real emergency response.

"Our procedures, the way we do things, maybe they can, you know, take some stuff from us and they've taught us some things about the area," says Raymond Ortiz, with the U.S. Coast Guard. "Our job really is law enforcement officers, and a big part of our job is safety. To make sure everybody has the proper equipment, to be outfitted on their vessels."

For personal boating, Ortiz reminds people to always wear life jackets for children 13 and under.

Of course have them on the boat and if you aren't a great swimmer it never hurts to wear one.

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