UCSC hosts firefighter training session
UCSCs Interdisciplinary Sciences Building was the site
of several coordinated training exercises by campus firefighters
and the Santa Cruz Fire Department recently.
Several firefighters practiced
rappelling down the Interdisciplinary Sciences Building.
Photo: Marissa Maciel
The departments come to UCSC to work on rappelling and ladder
truck training, said UCSC assistant fire chief Jeff Trapp.
We get an opportunity to cross train with Santa Cruz
firefighters and equipment, he said.
City firefighters brought their ladder enginewith a
104-foot ladder--to the August 5 training session.
UCSC firefighters Phil Kleinheinz and Todd Meyer were among
several firefighters rappelling down the side of the Interdisciplinary
One declining to take part was veteran Paul Babb, who has been
with UCSC for 30 years and is retiring this month. Babb just
shook his head when asked if he wanted to try it one last
Marissa Maciel, an academic support coordinator, is a freelance
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