ROY -- Firefighters and emergency responders from four Weber County cities spent the better part of Wednesday afternoon rescuing a victim from a car that crashed into a trench. Luckily, the victim wasn't real, and it was all training for the next time it happens to an actual person.
The group of about 40 emergency responders is from fire departments and emergency response teams from Riverdale, Roy, Ogden, South Ogden and Weber County. They make up the county's Heavy Rescue Team, which was formed in 2003 in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks.
The team trains in three different kinds of trenches in the backlot of Roy's public works complex. The team worked with the city's public works director to build the trenches for this special training that occurs once a year, said Roy firefighter Mike Hadley, his department's main planning representative. Each entity has a representative for the team.