Tulsa Fire Department Cadets Undergo Water Rescue Training

The Tulsa Fire Department took its cadets to the Illinois River today to give them real life experience in water rescue training.The course was for swift water rescue; one of the most physically challenging tasks of basic training.The day was broken into different drills, or scenarios. The most commonly used rescue tactic is the "throw-back," which they spent the most time practicing.Most Tulsa area rescues are made in the Arkansas River or in low lying areas during heavy rain.This cadet class is finished with finals and will graduate on Friday.