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Friday, October 16, 2015

PGFD Technical Rope Rescue Class

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930
mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO
MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930
mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO

A dozen Prince George's County Firefighter/Medics are currently training to become certified in Technical Rope Rescue.  This Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute (MFRI) class is 2 weeks in length and will be held at various spots throughout the County that offer challenging situations.  Todays location was a heavily wooded area with ravine and steep hills on both sides between Governors Bridge Road and the parking lot of Prince George's Stadium, home of the Bowie Baysox.

Todays exercise involved a rescue of a victim down a moderately sloped terrain.  The exercise included reaching the victim safely, securing him in a stokes basket and lifting him to the top with assistance of ropes and pulleys staffed by other firefighters on the top level.

A critique of the days activities and a preview of whats to come followed the practical evoloutions.































































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