Written by Billy Ferguson

              Taking Applicants for FCDPS Swiftwater Rescue Team Candidate                         


The FCDPS Swiftwater Rescue Team is currently accepting applicants for Swiftwater Rescue candidates. We currently have 4 vacancies and look to fill these openings quickly. We will be testing candidates for these positions at the Ferrum College Aquatics Center on Thursday, April 28th @ 7pm.  Testing consist of:

  1. Be able to swim 100 meters in 3 minutes Freestyle with no PFD
  2. Be able to tread water for 10 minutes without the use of a PFD or using your arms
  3. Be able to surface dive from a floating position

If you or you know someone that would like to participate in this testing process, please contact Patrick Meeks with the Franklin County Dept. of Public Safety as soon as possible.