Nathan Morreale, a firefighter-paramedic for the South Jordan Fire Department, demonstrates the use of a water-rescue craft.
The fire station is forming its first water-rescue team.
..."We need to be ready for a water rescue," fire spokesman Nathan Morreale said.
"There is a definite possibility [for one] in our city." In South Jordan?The suburb isn't exactly a world of many waters. But with the Jordan River streaming through the city's east side and the newly constructed Oquirrh Lake to the west, Morreale
said the community faces a real threat of water emergencies. Over the winter, he
said, firefighters conducted seven rescues.
inevitable incidents ahead, Morreale