Houston Fire Department Firefighters Train with High-Water Vehicle

After receiving a much appreciated high-water rescue vehicle, Captain David Colaiacomo and his team are thankful to the donors and sponsors who helped HFD get the vehicles

Houston Station house 78 inspects their new rescue vehicle before taking it out to train firefighters on operational techniques and preparation to be deployed in the Houston area.
Personnel from HFD’s Station house 78 inspect its new rescue vehicle before taking it out to train firefighters on operational techniques.

Hurricane Harvey caused devastating flooding in the Houston region, but the previous two years had also seen flooding. While Harvey has earned its place among Houston’s worst storms, the tax day flood from 2016 should not be overlooked and the Memorial Day holiday 2015 was yet another chapter in the city’s long flood history.

With this week’s tropical disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico, the City of Houston prepared for yet another heavy rainfall and potential flash floods.

Through the help of the City, donors and the Firefighters of Houston Foundation’s corporate sponsors, the Houston Fire Department (HFD) has doubled its water-rescue resources since Hurricane Harvey. By clicking on the audio above, you can listen to Captain David Colaiacomo talking about how the rescue vehicle would be used.

HFD’s Station 78 conducted a training using its newest high-water rescue vehicle on Thursday. Along with HFD’s new marine group, captain Colaiacomo made sure his team is fully trained and prepared for any high-water rescues.

Watch full video of Capt. Colaiacomo explain the functions and responsibilities of their new high-water vehicle, which Civic Entertainment donated:




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