AT&T and the Alameda County Fire Department (ACFD) recently upgraded their search and rescue training facility in San Leandro by installing four new utility poles. Training at the facility allows firefighters to practice specialized techniques for complex rescue scenarios.
“This department serves Alameda County with precision, speed, and focus,” said Rob Schnepp, ACFD Division Chief of Special Operations. “AT&T has really stepped in to give our members the resources they deserve to continue being the best technical rescue team in the Bay Area.”
As one of the oldest companies in the world, AT&T has a long history of providing infrastructure in the name of public safety and disaster recovery. AT&T is the first company nationwide to receive United States Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Private Sector Preparedness Program (PS-Prep) Certification. AT&T has deployed personnel and resources to provide communications for emergency workers and displaced citizens in disaster situations such as wildfires here in California.
“Firefighters risk their lives every day to keep us safe,” said Shiyama Clunie, Director, External Affairs, AT&T California. “As a community-focused company, we understand this commitment and are delighted to work with the Alameda County Fire Department to support our heroes.”
The new utility poles complete an outdoor training center that includes an extensive rubble pile and trench props. For more information, visit the Alameda County Fire Department website.
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