Area Fire Crews Train for Hazardous Spills Along River

Over the next few days you may see some local fire departments working near the Truckee River.

This week fire departments such as Reno and Sparks and Regional Hazardous Materials Response Team and Water Entry Team will be simulating a hazardous substance spill in the river and their ability to stop the spread of the product.

In the past local agencies didn't have the equipment or training when it came to spills in the river...they used to have a specific team.

Friday morning on 2 News, we'll have a closer look at how this week's training will allow all local agencies to stop a spill.