LT Firefighters Rescue two flags stranded by flooding

"You Call! We're There"

October 18, 2018

LT Firefighter Lake Travis Flag Rescue Photo: Braden Frame VP LT Fire Fighters | IAFF Local 4117

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The flood waters in Central Texas continue to rise, taking over homes, businesses and whatever is in it's path of destruction. It will not take over the human spirit of survival and resilience. Here's proof of that today when the Lake Travis Firefighters, who were working RIB601 conducting a hazard assessment on Lake Travis, came across the two flags. The US & Texas Flags were still standing as tall as they could, being stranded at the top of a flagpole, in the rising flood waters. Watch the LT Firefighters as they rescue the flags w/ great respect and safely to shore.They show what it means to be Texas & Country Strong. "You  Call! We're There" ... 

BACKGROUND: RIB601 stands for Rigid Inflatable Boat, similar to the boats used by navy seals. These operate very well in shallow, flood or swift water environments. RIB601 is stationed at Fire Station 601 on General Williamson at RR 620. It is staffed by Lake Travis firefighters, or LTfirefighters, who are trained in boat operations and swift water rescue. #LTfirefighters  #TexasStrong  @LTFirefighters