High rise fire training

Published at 5:13 p.m. on June 5, 2014 | Modified at 5:13 p.m. on June 5, 2014

East St. Louis firefighters trained at Orr-Weathers building D1 on Thursday. The department used their 100 foot ladder truck to do a patient rescue scenario from the 8th floor of the high rise. The building has between 400 and 500 occupants and poses several challenges for the department. East St. Louis has 7 high rise buildings.

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