The Hamburg Water Rescue Unit (HWRU) was formed in the summer 1986 after tragedy struck off the shores of the Hamburg Town Beach. Through the efforts and assistance from Senator William Stachowski, the members of Hamburg Town Board, Hamburg police department, and members of the local fire departments, the Hamburg Water Rescue Unit was formed. Since that time, our unit has responded to hundreds of calls for help and saved numerous lives.
The Hamburg Water Rescue Unit is a Subordiate organization of the Hamburg Fire Chief's Association and is comprised of members from the membership companies of the Chief's Associattion. For insurance purposes, active members of the Hamburg Water Rescue Unit must be a member of one of the Charter or Active Organizations of the Hamburg Fire Chief's Association. Members wishing to join the HWU must be a member of their home company for a minimum of one year and have the aproval of their chief before being accepted into the Unit.
The HWRU responds to calls for assistance on Lake Erie as welll as inland waterways throughout the Western New York Region and Southern Ontario through the Advanced Local Emergency Response Teams or "ALERT" Agency ( http://www.wnyalert.com/ALERT/Home.html )
For more information about joining the Hamburg Water Rescue Unit:
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