Water Rescue Training

Apr 18, 2013 7:45 PM

Dozens of firefighters from all over the state gathered in Oroville today for water rescue training.
It was all part of a weeklong swift water rescue conference that's been going on all week throughout Butte County.
About 50 people took part in today's training at the Thermalito Afterbay and the Feather River south of Oroville to practice submerged cars rescues and stranded kayakers.
Part of today's training involved CalFIRE helicopters as well as National Guard units.
"We want to be able to be on the same sheet of music. In that we want the same communication, the same skills. We want them to know what our rescue crews are capable of and vice versa,” Joshpae White with Butte County CalFIRE said.
Friday crews will continue their training up in the Feather River Canyon.


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