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Sen. Shaheen honors those who helped rescue Hampton Beach swimmers
Last summer, each crew member went through a sea rescue training course paid for with federal funds. Soon after, Cinnamon Rainbows Surf Shop helped the department get better equipment for safe rescues, including wetsuits.
“I do not believe for an instant those two individuals would have made it in without the equipment and training they (the firefighters) had,” DeLuca said.
On Monday, U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-NH, paid a visit to the station to personally recognize the first responders, those who went in the water, those in the boat and those on shore with an official Congressional Record Statement.
He said they also had circumstances in the past in which crews go into the water and make the rescue but come out of the water with borderline hypothermia themselves.
Carpentier said it was nice for the department to be recognized, and to raise awareness for how much the department does beyond medical calls and fire fighting.
Shaheen helped secure about $4 million in training funds for first responders across the state.
Training is often an early thing to go in budgets, she said, and this proves how important training is.
“In the past couple of years, with all of the budget challenges our communities are facing, sometimes we forget just how critical you all are to the work of a community,” Shaheen told the police and fire crews gathered. She said the recognition was not just of the rescue, but of the work they do every day.
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