Gloucestershire

Fire crews in Gloucestershire get flood rescue boat

Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service boat
Image caption The new rescue boat is designed to operate in a 'variety of flooding environments'

Firefighters in Gloucestershire have launched a new rescue boat to help them deal with future flooding.

Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service was given nearly £57,000 a year ago to help deal with flood emergencies.

Some of the money has gone towards the boat, which is designed to operate in a variety of flooding environments.

Chief Fire Officer Jon Hall said the county had "a unique experience" of flood rescues and the boat would help to improve emergency responses.

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