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7/23/2014 8:26:00 PM
Chelan Fire and Rescue's High/Low Angle Rope Rescue Team is off the ground
Lt. Sherman rescues a victim from below a bridge using a simple Ladder Gin creating a high directional using a fire truck as the main anchor and a firefighter’s roof ladder.
Lt. Sherman rescues a victim from below a bridge using a simple Ladder Gin creating a high directional using a fire truck as the main anchor and a firefighter’s roof ladder.
Submitted by Chelan County Fire District 7


Chelan Fire Rescue's High/Low Angle Rope Rescue Technicians' include Capt. Pat Moore, Lt. Evan Woods, Lt. Dale Rodman, Lt. Shawn Sherman, FF. Randy Goebel, FF. John Steiner, FF. Jake Hepper and FF Cory Dowell.
Chelan Fire and Rescue hosted the class in Chelan in the early summer, but students came from as far away as Mason County Sheriff's Office, Chelan County Fire District 9, Life Line Ambulance, Cascade Ambulance, Chelan County Sheriff's Office, Wenatchee Fire, Snohomish County Fire District 1 and Lake Chelan EMS to attend the 7 day course. Each of the 20 responders received over 80 hours of training. Training was conducted throughout the Chelan area providing realistic scenarios that might be encountered for Chelan Fire and EMS responders.
The 7 day course was instructed by Doug Clark, Captain with the Wenatchee Fire Department, who has over 20 years experience in high/low angle rope rescue and has instructed several of these courses to emergency response organizations.
Chelan Fire and Rescue's High/Low Angle Rope Rescue Technicians' will be able to make initial access to patients in inaccessible locations due to vertical elevations to treat and stabilize the patient(s) until they can be evacuated to a safe location. We will e working closely with Chelan County Sheriff Office HART (High Angle Rescue Technical) Team.





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