A flood is one of the worst disasters that a country can have to deal with and a rescue mission in to the flood zone and flood waters can be just as dangerous. However, these are things that cannot be avoided and need to be done in order to save as many lives as possible and therefore there are things that you will need to keep in mind when you are going on such a mission.
Keep yourself safe
During a mission to save lives, it is of utmost importance that the rescuers themselves are safe and secure. Flood waters can be a very dangerous zone and therefore it is extremely important for you to take measures to keep yourself safe at all costs. There are many dangers present in a flood rescue the most obvious of which is drowning in the deep waters. As such you will need to have a majority of your team as people who are able to save and it is best to have at least two professional lifesavers with you at all times. In addition to this, if you are taking a life boat with you, you will need to have all equipment that is needed to fix the boat in case of an emergency so that you do not find yourself stranded. You will need to have sufficient lifeboat hook replacement with you in addition to numerous life jackets for anyone who may need to enter the water.
In addition to lifeboat hook replacement, you will also need to take adequate fuel for the boats and adequate safety gear for all the rescuers present.Of course, it is important for you to remember that drowning is not the only danger that you will be putting yourself in during a flood rescue mission. You have to keep in mind that the flood waters are filthy and contain many diseases due to being mostly sewage waters and therefore you will need to take sufficient medication to be used as preventive measures. It is important to try to foresee as many of the dangers you might be putting yourself in as possible and take equipment to help you.
One thing that you need to remember is that humans are not the only victims you will need to be saving. While there will be many rescue workers working to help the humans trapped and stranded, many animals will be neglected and abandoned, left to drown and it is important that your team keeps this in mind.