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Marine Operations

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Fire Boat 9

The Nashville Fire Department Marine Operations Section which is charged with protecting the 57.5 miles of Inland navigable waterway on the Cumberland River. The Marine Operations Section also provides emergency response capabilities for two large reservoirs Percy Priest and Old Hickory Lake’s. These waterways are used for recreational enjoyment and ever increasingly means of commuting and commerce. The Nashville Fire Department provides fire boats and rapid response rescue boats to provide essential emergency assistance, for the citizens and visitors of Nashville. The NFD works and trains jointly with Nashville Office of Emergency Management to provide water rescue and dive services.

Fire Boat 9 responds to vessel fire fire boat 22

Swift Water Rescue

Water Rescue team performs rescue during May 2010

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Swift water rescue training

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Boat Safety

Wear It Tennessee - Boating Safety - Always wear your life jacket

Boat Responsibly

2010 Flood Rescue