New Orleans FD and Coast Guard Auxiliary Team Up on Floodwater Training

  The city of New Orleans occupies about 180 square miles of land, 49% of which is below sea level. Basically, the citizens of New Orleans live in a bowl surrounded by water. This fact was hammered home when Hurricanes Katrina and Rita slammed...


  The city of New Orleans occupies about 180 square miles of land, 49% of which is below sea level. Basically, the citizens of New Orleans live in a bowl surrounded by water. This fact was hammered home when Hurricanes Katrina and Rita slammed into the city in 2005 and flooded 80% of it. The...


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Students then float in deeper water and are thrown life vests by instructors. The students are ordered to don the vests to show them how ineffective it is to try to don vests in the water and forcibly bring home the point that vests must be donned on land. Students then practice two different water-entry techniques in deep water and practice two different water-treading techniques.

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