SFFD stages mock rescues on Bay Bridge

September 4, 2009 8:15:37 PM PDT
The Bay Bridge closure is giving local rescue crews a rare chance to get some hands-on training.

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The San Francisco Fire Department is staging mock rescues all weekend from the towers on the suspension span.

Department brass says the firefighters were not briefed on what they would be doing.

The exercises are taking part Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, with five separate crews participating.

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