Flood rescue training with the Bedford Fire Department

The Bedford Fire Department will conduct live swiftwater/flood rescue training on the Merrimack River from 9 a.m.-7 p.m, Friday, April 20. The exercise will involve rescue personnel, dogs, water crafts, boats and helicopters.

Crews will operate in the Merrimack River near the railroad bridge at Moore’s crossing in Bedford and Depot Road in Manchester. Helicopters will operate at a low altitude for the duration of the exercise. These helicopters create high wind and loud noise. Ground crews will be searching shoreline areas and islands with dogs.

Community members are allowed to watch but asked to stay away from the shore and out of the water. For more information, call Deputy Chief of Operations and Training Mark Klose at 792-1372 or email mklose@bedfordnh.org.