Perth Amboy Fire Department Conducts Water Rescue Training

PERTH AMBOY–The Perth Amboy Fire Department recently conducted their annual water rescue training at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA.

“The Y and the City of Perth Amboy have a great partnership and we collaborate together to assure the well being of the residents of Perth Amboy,” said Steve Jobin, President & CEO of the Raritan Bay Area YMCA.


The Perth Amboy Fire Department utilized the training time to practice water rescue techniques, which include rescues from their fireboat and surface to water rescues. In the past, only selected members were trained; now all of the Perth Amboy Fire Department members are trained annually.

“In previous years we have conducted our water rescue training in the Raritan Bay, but now the Y has given us the great opportunity of using the pools,” said Fire Chief David Volk.

The Perth Amboy Fire Department operates the only year-round available Fire/Rescue boat in the tri-county area. In addition, the department’s Special Operations Bureau currently provides technical rescue services throughout Middlesex County.

Members of the Perth Amboy Fire Department conduct water rescue training exercises at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA (Photo courtesy of Raritan Bay Area YMCA)

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