Local stories of fire and police doing their jobs, and sometimes using creative thinking and action to go outside of the box to enact a timely (immediate) rescue os those in need. In some cases, police are walking into water and fire before their fire department arrives on scene.
6/24/11, Oakland Tribune: POLICE RESCUE WOMAN AT THE SAN LEANDRO MARINA, by Chris de Benedetti <<< yes folks, the police did some creative thinking, used a canine leash to tether themselves safely, and went into water to rescue a woman from a submerged car….
6/22/11, San Jose Mercury: BENECIA INCIDENT DECADE AGO EERILY SIMILAR TO ALAMEDA SUICIDE OFF BEACH, by Matthias Gafni
6/12/11, San Diego North County Times, CalFire firefighters and San Diego County sheriff’s deputies who waded into a pond…, Editorial Note
5/25/11, KTVU News, OAKLAND OFFICERS RESCUE MAN FROM SMOKY BUILDING