ST PAUL, Minn. — A training session for the St. Paul Fire Department's (SPFD) tactical rescue team over the weekend became a costly exercise when someone stole a bunch of equipment.
The crew from Rescue Squad 3 was training at Mounds Park bluffs Sunday afternoon when a kit of ropes, carabiners and pulleys was stolen. The equipment is valued at around $4,000.
To underline the importance of the equipment, SPFD posted on its Facebook page a list of some recent operations the team has been involved in, like a trench rescue in Minneapolis, rope rescues in St. Paul and last week's structural collapse response on West 7th.
Anyone with information on the theft of the department's rescue equipment is asked to call to St. Paul Police.