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Coast Guard Conducts Search and Rescue Drill Today

The Alameda Fire Department firefighters will staff a rescue boat and swimmers at the event. Local elementary school children will also be observing the demonstration from the shoreline.

From the Alameda Fire Department

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) will be conducting a Search and Rescue (SAR) demonstration in the San Leandro Channel, near the Bay Farm Island Bridge today at 12 p.m.

They will deploy and recover a rescue swimmer, using a USCG helicopter.

The Alameda Fire Department will also be at this event, providing firefighters who will staff a rescue boat with rescue swimmers.

“We are pleased to be able to support the United States Coast Guard during this important demonstration," said Fire Chief Michael D’Orazi. "These exercises are invaluable to our commitment for outstanding services to the community and training with our mutual aid partners."

Several of the community's elementary schools will be in attendance, observing from the shoreline.

10dB November 08, 2012 at 04:39 PM
Nice of the Patch to post this today for an event that occurred (if I believe the story's date, Nov 7th) yesterday,
Tom Abate (Editor) November 08, 2012 at 04:53 PM
The story was posted on November 7 before the event, though you may have read it today. Stories do not disappear after publication.
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