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MBVFD Inc purchased an inflatable AVON rescue boat. Fire department members received specialized training and formed the MBVFD Marine Rescue Unit. This unit has as is called on upon to respond to incidents in the waterways of the Indian River and Atlantic Ocean, providing mutual aid assistance from Sebastian Inlet to Satellite Beach.This Unit also responds to requested assistance by the US Coast Guard in the vicinity. Additional marine rescue equipment such as rescue rocket launchers and rescue surfboards have been purchased with donated funds to expand the Unit’s capabilities and ability to respond.