The Lab has a fire station on site that is staffed seven days a week, 24-hours a day, by four firefighters and paramedics, and the training is important for them and those who work and visit the Lab.
“While they receive ongoing training from the county, we are working to introduce our crews to situations they might encounter at our Laboratory,” said Emergency Management Manager James Nuñez. “So far, they have trained on hazardous materials chemicals, active threats, and wildland fire scenarios.”
Additional crews from other locations around the county will also train on Friday, preparing Alameda County firefighters to assist victims no matter the location.
See the images captured by Security and Emergency Management Continuity Coordinator Ian Servin from the last hillside rescue drill.