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Texoma Fire Department Celebrates New Life Saving Equipment

COLBERT, OK -- The Colbert Fire Department held a brisket dinner Monday afternoon to showcase their new boat. 

The Colbert Dive Team is a part of the department and responds to nearly every severe water-related accident on Lake Texoma and surrounding rivers. The rescue boat has the Colbert Dive Team's letters on the side, which the Fire Chief Ron Giesler says will help people to know who they can call directly if they're in trouble on the water. 

Chief Giesler says they never want to get that call, but the dive team's work is necessary in Texoma. 

"It has a depth finder on it," said Chief Giesler, "and sonar with side scan capabilities. Our divers have masks that they can communication with. We have another communication system so the person in the boat can communicate with the divers. We try to make it as good as we can on the divers."

Monday they were happy to announce their rescue boat has been serviced. And they say they'll be ready for any calls that come in.. wherever they are needed.