Coast Guard, Honolulu Fire Department participate in joint cliff rescue training

HONOLULU — Crews from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point and the Honolulu Fire Department conducted cliff-rescue exercises at Koko Head Crater Nov. 23, 2010.

Rescue crews and training mannequins from the Coast Guard and fire department were lowered onto a cliff and then hoisted back into the aircraft, simulating an actual rescue.

It was great working with the Honolulu Fire Department today,” said Lt. katie Ryan, an HH-65 rescue helicopter pilot with Air Station Barbers Point. – we got some excellent training done and made strides to increase our inter-agency operability which greatly increases our combined response capabilities to the public.

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