The Bossier city fire department opened up their newest building this one centered around water rescue.
The ribbon cutting was held this morning for the water rescue facility that cost about 115 thousand dollars paid for in part by the water ways commission.
They say this will quicken response time to river emergencies to less than five minutes.
Inside will be a boat and suburban. The team will be based out of the Shady Grove fire station.
Bossier Fire Chief Sammy Halphen says, "Try our best to get there in a timely manner, we're trying to eliminate all the obstacles we can."
In about six months, Bossier sheriffs officials will have a similar building right next door.