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Fire Department dive team practices at Radium Springs

The Albany Fire Department dive team continues to hone their skills. (Source: WALB) The Albany Fire Department dive team continues to hone their skills. (Source: WALB)
Battalion Chief Keith Ambrose (Source: WALB) Battalion Chief Keith Ambrose (Source: WALB)
Firefighter Lorenzo Richardson (Source: WALB) Firefighter Lorenzo Richardson (Source: WALB)
They practiced in the Radium Springs blue hole. (Source: WALB) They practiced in the Radium Springs blue hole. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Two years after forming, the Albany Fire Department dive team continues to hone their skills.

On Tuesday night, they practiced in the Radium Springs blue hole. 

Battalion Chief Keith Ambrose said that the training gets the divers familiar with the equipment, allows them to work on search patterns and provides practice for potential search and rescue scenarios.

And one new member said that he's excited to join the team.

"Then it gives us a chance to get with the guys that we don't normally get to dive with and it gives us a chance to get confidence with each other and get more of a working relationship underneath the water which is very important," said Battalion Chief Keith Ambrose. 

"Use the skills that I'm learning to actually help and work with the public, you know and potentially save somebody's life one day," explained Firefighter Lorenzo Richardson.

Ambrose said Tuesday's drills were a success and that the more the divers practice, the better they can serve the community. 

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