Monday, March 26, 2012

Flood Awareness Week Demonstration & Media Coverage

This past Saturday, members of Fire Station 1 (A Shift) participated in a swift water rescue demonstration as part of Flood Awareness Week. Pictured left to right (below): FF Joe Richardson, FF Chris Layton, FF Jeff Heaton, FF Greg Reddish, and FF Ty Baker. Great job, guys!

Photo by Ed Zavala, KXAN


And here's a list of all the coverage the event got. Special thanks to BC Palmer Buck for his great work on these!

FOX 7
Turn Around Don't Drown Was the Message

KVUE
First responders lead demonstrations on flood rescues

KXAN
Swift water rescue demonstration: Event promotes flood water safety

KXAN Blog: Flood Safety Awareness Week

KXAN Blog: Flood safety poster contest

KEYE
Rescue Teams Demonstrate Flash Flood Techniques

YNN (Covered Flood Awareness Week Each Day)
Monday: Flood Awareness: Flash Flood Alley (Not Online)

Tuesday: Flood Awareness: Respect the storm drains

Wednesday: Flood Safety Awareness: Floodplain and flood insurance

Thursday: Flood Safety Awareness: The danger of flash floods

Friday: Flood Safety Awareness: New technology helps protect against flood hazards (two videos

Kids' contest focuses on 'Turn around, Don't Drown'