Members of the team have advanced training in swift water rescue, according to a tweet from the Houston Fire Department.
The Houston Fire Department is activating our new Water Strike Team for the first time this morning. Members of this team have advanced life-saving training in swift water rescue. @FireChiefofHFD pic.twitter.com/7Abc7JkWKw— Houston Fire Dept (@HoustonFire) June 5, 2019
The HFD Strike Team was put in place after the recent floods in Houston that caused for many people to be rescued.
Although the team has not been called out to any rescues Wednesday, they're on standby in case the heavy downpours bring more flooding to our area.
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