River Rescue School Hits The East Race

If you saw a lot of firefighters on South Bend's "East Race" Wednesday no need to worry.

It was the Indiana River Rescue School.

Firefighters from all over the country are attending the school, learning at one of the best spots in the country.

Four times a year, instructors give hands-on lessons in life-saving.

Battalion Chief Mike Damiano, Special Operations, SBFD said, “It's a pretty intense school. It's a week long. We get students from all over the country."

He added, "We do a lot of stuff on the race and we do a lot of stuff on the river."

Indiana's River Rescue School has been in operation since 1987.

What is unique about this session was firefighters are testing out special equipment mustang engineering and earning additional certification from zodiac boating.

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