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    Gladewater FD seeks donations to purchase water rescue equipment

    By Nayeli Carrillo,


    GLADEWATER, Texas ( KETK ) – The Gladewater Fire Department is seeking help to purchase a rescue boat after identifying a need during the recent flooding of the Sabine River and surrounding areas.

    Sabine River flooding still impacting areas in East Texas

    According to a release, the fire department water rescue team received several calls for help and are now trying to secure funding for a Rapid Deployment Craft (RDC).

    Gladewater FD said the boat would allow crews to work in narrow fast moving water and to be used in extreme rescue situations.

    “We have put in for grants to possibly help with this purchase, but these take time and may or may not be funded. We are asking for your help and support in acquiring a RDC ASAP,” the fire department said.

    To donate, people can contact the fire department at 903-845-2484.

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