The Rutherford County Emergency Medical Service Special Operations Response Team was called out to assist with the rescue efforts in the South Carolina floods.
Team Supervisor Adam Rose, Eric Getner, Billy Steagall and Patrick Miller are all certified swift water technicians.
Along with the team they are supplying a sustainment trailer that houses tents, cots, toiletries, food and water for responding rescue personal. The Special Operations Team also has with them two trucks that carry extra fuel-diesel and gas, extra water and rescue ropes.
The Zodiac boat is specifically useful in rescues that are in swift water. It can also be used at a transport boat to assist with getting victims out of the flooded areas onto dry land.
The rescue team is currently serving in the Columbia, South Carolina, area which was one of many areas hit by the catastrophic flooding event last weekend.