San Antonio Fire Department Rescue 11 and Rescue 51 competed against municipal, regional and federal teams from 10 other agencies in the Urban Search and Rescue portion of the Urban Shield Exercise in Austin over a weekend in December. Urban Shield is a national best practice exercise designed by the Cytel Group to assess the region’s ability to successfully respond to and manage multiple man-made disasters, and other emergencies occurring simultaneously.
SAFD Rescue 11 placed first overall while Rescue 51 placed third in the Breaching and Breaking/Confined Space Scenario. Way to go SAFD!
Photo: Standing (L-R): Fire Fighter Robert Vasquez, Capt. Luke Schott, Fire Fighter Peter Hons, Engineer Rick Baring.
Kneeling (L-R): Fire Fighter Steve Nunn, Engineer Bill Davidson.