Sunday, October 23, 2011

Structural Collapse School and Rope Rescue Training

 This week, new members of the Salem Fire EMS Department Technical Rescue Team participated in the Rescue 3 Low to High Angle Rope Rescue class.  Team members learned build haul and lowering systems, anchoring systems, and rappelling skills.  Along with classroom time, the team members spent time training in the Jefferson National Forest, on Wednesday due to foul weather the class went inside the Salem Civic Center for ascending drills, more rappelling, pick offs, and litter/stokes basket attending.


The previous week, two members of the departments Technical Rescue Team participated in the Structural Collapse Technician course in VA Beach, VA.  Captain Eddie Hite and Senior FF Hunter Weikle spent 8 days learning the basics of shoring, lifting and moving,  and breaching breaking and burning.   A good hard week of training, networking, with some shenanigans thrown in for good measure.

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