Local 825 donates emergency trailer after witnessing difficult rescue in Hudson Valley

Emergency officials in Ulster County received a generous donation to help with water rescues.

The Sheriff’s office’s swift water rescue and dive team received a trailer from Local 825, International Union of Operating Engineers. This comes after members witnessed a water rescue by the Ulster County dive team during Tropical Storm Irene. They realized the dive team could not bring equipment and supplies on site because the rescue team did not have a trailer able to navigate difficult road conditions.

This trailer will help the dive team keep that equipment close at hand during a rescue mission.