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Rope training for firefighters held at Doak Campbell Stadium

The ropes course is one of five courses aimed at preparing for emergency rescues
Posted: 6:54 PM, Mar 15, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-15 22:54:37Z
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — There was some high-flying adventure at Doak Campbell Stadium Friday afternoon.

Firefighters with the City of Tallahassee have to go through rope training, so here they are, getting a bird's eye view of the home of the Seminoles.

The ropes course is one of five courses aimed at preparing for emergency rescues.

"The biggest benefit for the firefighters is they get a huge skill set. It basically, it loads their tool box with all kinds of ropes, tools, and, for all the series, but it loads their toolbox with tools that they just wouldn't have otherwise. So it gives them a better working knowledge of how to perform rescue," said Lt. Kurt Hindle with the Tallahassee Fire Department.

These firefighters have already trained for vehicle rescues.

They still have to train for confined spaces, trenches, and structural collapse.