Last week, Urbana Public Works, Arbor Division had a training operation-or what is commonly called a training "op."
The Arbor Division provides certain services for the maintenance and planting of trees and green spaces and for operation of a county-wide landscape recycling center. In a City like Urbana, who is one of the charter members of Tree City U.S.A., this is a huge responsibility. According to Bruce Cubberly, Urbana Public Works Arbor Manager, "Last week's training was called an aerial rescue. It is a requirement of arborist certification for working in trees."
So, the division met on the south lawn of the City building to complete their training exercise.
Enter the Urbana Fire Department.