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Monday, October 28, 2013

Oakland: 2 firefighters Injured During Urban Shield Bay Bridge Water Rescue Drill. #CaFire #UrbanShield

An Oakland firefighter and a Sacramento firefighter sustained minor injuries during a water rescue exercise on the San Francisco Bay Friday afternoon portions of the Urban Shield water rescue exercises using a helicopter were canceled pending an investigation into the incident
The injured firefighters were pulled from their rescue boat during a rescue hoist exercise.
Firefighters from multiple agencies were practicing a simulated water rescue when the two firefighters were injured.


An Oakland firefighter and a Sacramento firefighter were transported to a hospital with minor injuries, Oakland fire officials said.
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