Many types of rescues will call for those certified in rope rescue. Confined Space and Swift Water Rescue Technicians are required to be trained to the Technician level of ropes training. Marietta's Rope Rescue Technicians are often called upon to perform high-angle rescues. Because of their commitment to excellence, they practice their skills regularly and strive to be in a constant state of readiness.
During a training exercise, a firefighter 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.
During Rope Rescue Tech class, firefighters practice pick-off maneuvers.
A firefighter rappells down a wall at a neighboriing training facility.
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.