Temple Fire & Rescue’s swift water rescue boat will be unveiled Wednesday July 31, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Cedar Ridge Park, 3790 Cedar Ridge Park Rd. The $20,000 boat and trailer were funded in part by a grant from State Farm Insurance. The 14’ boat with 40 horsepower motor will allow Temple firefighters to safely and quickly rescue people trapped in swift water situations. The department will not have to wait on a neighboring department for their rescue boat and can assist other fire departments with swift water rescues should the need arise. Members of the media wishing to cover the event are asked to be at Cedar Ridge by 10:45 a.m. Battalion Chief, Jonathan Christina, will be available for on camera interviews. Department swift water rescue technicians will be training with the boat. To reach Cedar Ridge, take State Highway 36 west towards Gatesville. Turn left on Cedar Ridge Park Road and continue into the park.