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Federal Point Fire Department Water Rescue Team

The Federal Point Fire Department is adding another tool to help keep their community safe. Living in an environment that's primarily water sparked interest in a certified dive team. Along with Sea Gate Volunteer Fire Department, Federal Point is the only other volunteer department in New Hanover County to have a water rescue team. The Coast Guard and Wilmington Fire Department both have rescue teams but the difference is these fire fighters pay for it themselves. Everything from flippers to Goggles all come out of their back pockets, but monetary value has no value next to saving a life. Currently four Federal Point Fire Fighters have taken the time to become certified divers but more are expected to soon join the ranks.

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