Rochester Firefighters hold confined space drill under Frederick Douglass/Susan B. Anthony Bridge
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Rochester Firefighters held a drill Friday to help them get used to working in confined spaces.
They held it underneath the Frederick Douglass/Susan B. Anthony Bridge over the Genesee River.
It’s a yearly drill to get fire crews acclimated to tight spaces during rescues.
"Some common confined space rescue situations could be a worker who gets in trouble because they broke a bone or they suffered a fall, or maybe the atmosphere changed on them and they ran out of oxygen, or they had a medical emergency and they’re in a confined space," Capt. Edward Tracy said.
Confined space means a space that is large enough for someone to enter, but small enough to have limited or restricted means to get out.