Firefighters practice rope rescue
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August 07, 2014 12:26 AM | 1214 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Firefighter Chris Hooker prepares to lower himself down the multi-level story building during the rope training exercise held at the Cherokee County Fire Training Complex. <br> Special to the Tribune
Firefighter Chris Hooker prepares to lower himself down the multi-level story building during the rope training exercise held at the Cherokee County Fire Training Complex.
Special to the Tribune
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Woodstock and county firefighters endured an adventurous rope training last week at the Cherokee County Fire Training Complex.

Firefighters from both Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services and Woodstock Fire and Rescue participated in a rope rescue training course and will be tested about what they have learned, according to Tim Cavender, the county’s public information officer.

“Firefighters have gone through several fire rescue scenarios at the multi-story concrete training tower that’s located on the training property,” Cavender said. “Rope rescue is a subset of technical rescue that involves the use of nylon ropes, anchoring and rigging devices, rappel devices and other specialized equipment to reach victims and safely recover them.”

Both agencies require frequent training using various scenarios to maintain personnel skills in equipment and rescue techniques.

“Training exercises like this keep firefighters prepared for a real rescue emergency,” Cavender said.

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