U.S.& R. Swift Water
The Chino Valley Independent Fire District Urban Search and Rescue Team has also received specialized training in Swift Water I and II level classes, vertical channel rescue, flood management and boat handling.
The District has equipped every fire response vehicle with water rescue helmets, flotation vests, rescue throw bags and other equipment. The District also operates an inflatable rescue boat equipped with a 25 mhp motor.
The Chino Valley area poses a number of water rescue situations during rainy seasons. There are lined channels with vertical and angled sides, open creek areas and low-lying areas prone to flooding. In recent years, some of the Districtís water rescues have been highlighted on national news magazine television programs, as well as local news media.