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NEMA and Exuma partners, team up to host Swift Water Rescue Exercise

NASSAU, The Bahamas – The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), recently collaborated with the Swift Water Rescue Unit (Exuma), and Island Administrator Christian Palacious, to conduct a swift water emergency rescue drill that was designed to test the Unit’s response capabilities. The Swift Water team was led by Sgt. 1414 Kelalrico Burrows, Royal Bahamas Police Force. (The Exercise is in line with NEMA ’s ongoing efforts to create more resilient communities throughout the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.) Swift Water Rescue teams are often deployed to help manage water-related emergencies and conduct water-based search and rescue operations during hurricanes or other large-scale, water-based emergencies. The teams are especially useful in those emergencies/disastrous events in which flo...