Today, approximately 25 Oakland Firefighters successfully performed a high risk, low frequency rescue in the 7100 block of Thorndale Drive.
Just after 8AM, a call came to Fire Dispatch for two persons who had fallen off a roof and down a steep hill approximately 75 feet.
“This was a phenomenal team effort under incredibly challenging circumstances,” said Chief Reginald Freeman. “Due to the ongoing training and excellent technical operation skillset of the personnel who responded, crews were able to quickly make contact with patients and immediately render care before executing the low angle technical response needed to safely bring them back up the hill and onto an ambulance for transport.”
Crews cleared the scene at 1032 AM. Both injured patients were transported to a local hospital. The both experienced moderate injuries, including broken bones, but are now stable.