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Starkville firefighters give test run to new diving equipment

July 2, 2014

Starkville Fire Department Lt. Doug Ware prepares to dive during a training session at Moncrief Park Tuesday morning. The department held its first training session as it works to restart its dive unit, which ceased operation in 2009. (Photo by Alex Holloway, SDN)

Starkville Fire Department firefighters took to the water Tuesday during the department’s first training day to get used to newly-acquired diving gear.

The department received nine new sets of diving gear worth $19,400 in early June through a donation from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.

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