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River Rescue Update 2012. Captain Robert Shields Cumberland Rescue. What's Up ??????. Blackstone Valley River Rescue Committee is officially disbanded Team falls under The greater Woonsocket Fire Chiefs Association Primary departments Cumberland Rescue Smithfield Fire. Benefits.

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River rescue update 2012

River Rescue Update2012

Captain Robert Shields

Cumberland Rescue


What s up
What's Up ??????

  • Blackstone Valley River Rescue Committee is officially disbanded

  • Team falls under The greater Woonsocket Fire Chiefs Association

  • Primary departments

    • Cumberland Rescue

    • Smithfield Fire


Benefits
Benefits

  • Cover all of Northern RI

  • Enhance response

  • Coordinate dispatching

  • Adds more personnel

  • Ability to acquire more training


Effect on river rescue response
Effect On River Rescue Response

  • NONE!!!!!!

  • Cumberland is primary swiftwater rescue responder

  • Departments along river will receive:

    • Training updates annually

    • Pre-Plan updates annually

    • SOG updates annually


River access
River Access

  • Blackstone River Pre-Plan

  • Based on sections from dam to dam or bridge to bridge

  • Notes:

    • Access points

    • Hazards

    • Staging areas

    • Special rescue considerations


RDC access, river left, north of dam

Staging area, behind Chemtex, Front St. Cumberland

Boat launch, south of Martin St. access from Hope Global driveway

Staging area, Hope Global driveway and parking lot



Drowning prevention
Drowning Prevention

  • Currently updating public education classes

  • Hold sessions in late fall and early spring

  • Getting back into schools



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