Training Day With the Santa Barbara City Fire and Water Rescue Team

Hitting the Beach For Ocean Base Rescue Training

POSTED: 03:49 AM PST Dec 24, 2013    UPDATED: 10:37 PM PDT Sep 12, 2013 

The Santa Barbara City Fire and Water Rescue team took to the beaches on Thursday for some good old fashion training.

The focus for the day was improving communication between the rescue swimmers and the people on the shore. The training started with a classroom lesson that covered everything from ocean dynamics to beach access points.

People watched on as crews rescued four victims stranded in the water after their boat overturned.

It was the first time the entire department has been together to perform a major drill like this. Their goal is to do it once a year.

Slideshow: Training Day With the S.B. City Fire and Water Rescue Team

POSTED: 10:00 PM PDT Sep 12, 2013    UPDATED: 10:28 PM PDT Sep 12, 2013 
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