Many types of rescues will call for those certified in rope rescue. Confined space and swift-water rescue technicians are required to have operations level ropes training. Marietta's rope rescue technicians are often called upon to perform high-angle rescues. Because of their commitment to ongoing training, Marietta specialty rescue teams are always in a state of readiness.
FF Bertoglio rappels down the side of a city parking deck.
High-angle rescues take many forms. Here a firefighter picks a "victim" out of a window during a training exercise.
Lt. Nalley maneuvers his pulley system and ropes to hoist the rescue device called a Stokes Basket.
A Marietta firefighter rappels down a steep wall to position himself as the victim during a recent training event.
A group of Marietta firefighters demonstrates the use of a Stokes Basket to bring a victim up a steep embankment.
As part of recruit training, all new firefighters must rappel off of one of the city's water towers. While this activity is initially used as a confidence builder, it also is used later in a firefighter's career to practice more advanced rescue techniques.