Fire Fire Department trains at dizzying heights
Rescuers train in a variety of scenarios, as seen here with rappelling equipment. They make sure they are secure before attempting a rescue. Photo by Jim Sousa
The Marco Island Fire Rescue Department conducted High Angle Rescue training on the roof of the Gulfview Condominium on Thursday, September 30. The Fire Rescue personnel deployed a high rise rappelling system on the roof to simulate the rescue of a victim from an elevated platform 150 feet from the ground. The rescue system is designed to lower a rescuer to a victim, secure the victim to the rescuer’s harness system, and then safely lower both the rescuer and the secured victim to the ground.
The Marco Island Fire Rescue Department would like to thank the Manager, staff and residents of the Gulfview Condominium for their continued support by welcoming the use of their facility for various Fire Rescue training exercises.