Sacto 911

Covering crime, police and courts in the Sacramento region

Local firefighters train for oil spill on Sacramento River

07/22/2014 3:37 PM

07/22/2014 3:38 PM

Local firefighters and U.S. Coast Guard officials gathered Tuesday on the Sacramento River to train for a large-scale oil spill on the water.

Sacramento and West Sacramento firefighters, including the agencies’ hazardous materials response teams, joined the Coast Guard for the drills, which included using large booms that would help contain a spill.

Roberto Padilla, a spokesman for the Sacramento Fire Department, said the training was necessary to prepare for a possible disaster and to make sure all potential responding agencies are “on the same page.”

“We do have railroad lines that cross the river at multiple points,” he said.

It was the first time in recent memory that local agencies trained for an oil spill response on such a large scale, Padilla said.

Sacto 911 Staff

Bill Lindelof
blindelof@sacbee.com
@Lindelofnews

Cathy Locke
clocke@sacbee.com

Marissa Lang
mlang@sacbee.com
@Marissa_Jae

Darrell Smith
Superior Court
dvsmith@sacbee.com
@dvaughnsmith

Denny Walsh
Federal Court
dwalsh@sacbee.com

More Sacto 911

Crimemapper

Send news tips

Sign up for breaking news alerts

Arrest Logs

Crime Q&A

Sacramento Bee reporter Cathy Locke answers your questions about crime news, trends and issues. Look up specific cases using Arrest Logs and Sacramento Superior Courts case database.

Submit your question

 

Join the Discussion

The Sacramento Bee is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service