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Water Operations fall under the umbrella of the Special Operations Division. Under the Special Operations Division, Water operations is a multi-task team that responds to Swiftwater and Flood rescue, Ice rescue and Boat Ops. The Monarch Fire District has a total of 62 Swiftwater technicians and 22 Boat rescue Technicians. All personnel are trained in the Ice rescue as well. This need came to light during the Great Flood of 1993, in which the Missouri river levee broke, flooding the Chesterfield Valley. These technicians are strategically assigned to trucks for immediate response to the Swift and Flood water areas. An extensive equipment cache is maintained and countless hours of training are conducted yearly.