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Jacksonville Members Obtain Rope Rescue Certification

November 1st, 2007

One of JVFC's strengths is the diverse skills and experience of company members, adding to their skills Firefighter/EMT Frank Tiralla and Paramedic/Firefighter Alistair Paget have just completed the MFRI Technical Rope Rescue training. The class involved a number of rope techniques used in performing low angle slope evacuation and high angle rescues. Practical evolutions included constructing, ascending and descending rope rescue systems, tending a rescue basket during high angle operations, and conducting a rescuer insertion using a high-line system. One memorable day brought a few real world problems during a 175 foot repel that required the class to work out and resolve the issue at hand, as if on a real rescue. Special thanks to Hereford Volunteer Fire Company for taking the photos and going above and beyond as hosts for the class.
 
 
 
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