Peninsula firefighters hold quake drill

January 17, 2009 6:19:45 PM PST
Firefighters tore into buildings on the Peninsula Saturday in a very realistic earthquake drill.

Would-be rescue crews used chain saws and jackhammers on buildings at the College of San Mateo.

The buildings are slated to be torn down soon, so the school let firefighters practice their rescue techniques on them.

A local fire chief said what they learned may help them save lives in the future.