Fighting water instead of fires
Firefighters might be known for fighting fires but now the Albany Fire Department will soon be able to fight water as well.
30 members from AFD are going through the first steps of open water safety by training in a swimming pool.
Officials with the department say once training is complete, this will their first official public safety dive team.
Dive instructor Scott Satterfield says, "this gives us the opportunity to be able to assemble in a matter of minutes versus waiting hours when relying on an outside agency."
He adds that after this training is over they divers would have completed anywhere between 60-70 hours of training.