Norwich police, firefighters try out new rescue equipment

NORWICH – The Norwich City Police and Fire Departments have a new water rescue device which could prove to be vital in an emergency.

“It’s simple, inexpensive, light weight and if a person has thrown a Frisbee, they can throw this disk,” said City Police Chief Joseph Angelino of the department’s recently-acquired “ResQ Discs,” large Frisbee-like flotation devices that can be thrown up to 100 feet accurately. The bright orange disc, which can keep a victim afloat, has a nylon rope attached so officers or firefighters can pull in a victim.

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