When police and firefighters answer a call, they never know exactly what scenario they will encounter. But, after a recent training session, Astoria emergency responders will be better prepared, whether on land or water. They spent part of the day training on how to throw a lifeline to a victim in the water. Then they practiced at a range with less-lethal weapons, which use ammunition intended to incapacitate or stun without causing fatal injuries.
Photo gallery: Emergency training on land and water
Astoria police, firefighters hone their skills