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Northwest Fire District trains with EMILY for swift water rescues

TUCSON – Monsoon storms are not over yet and that’s why the Northwest Fire District continues to train for swift water rescues.

This time with the use of “EMILY,” The Emergency Integrated Lifesaving Lanyard.

It uses drone-like technology and can be deployed to get rescue gear to victims or help pull them to safety.

“We have a lot of tools that we can use to safely protect our public,” said Captain Jeff Hamblen.

Northwest Fire wants to remind you that just because this technology does exist, you should still remember “turn around, don’t drown.”

Kylie Warren

Kylie Warren is the Senior 10 p.m. Producer at News 4 Tucson. She graduated from the University of Arizona School of Journalism in 2017.

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