Six members of the PFBC’s Swiftwater Emergency Response Team (SWERT) deployed to Texas on Aug. 31 to assist in rescue operations in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. The six-member team consisted of PFBC waterways conservation officers (WCO) and two volunteer instructors. They assisted local authorities with waterborne search and rescue operations before returning to the Commonwealth on Sept. 8.

Hurricane Help – (L-R) Rescue technician volunteer Rickey Price, Jr.; WCO Tony Beers; rescue technician volunteer Len Basara; WCO Jeremy Allen; WCO Darrin Kephart; and WCO Chase Rhoades.

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