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Training Props: Fort Rescue

Tue, 2 Aug 2011|

Leigh Hollins takes you on a tour of Fort Rescue, a 40-foot-tall training structure that allows firefighters to train on various scenarios, including rope rescue, engine company operations, and aerial operations.


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Hello this is Lee islands with -- -- virus humanity Tammy. We're doing various training minute videos. Point realistic training props and -- just like to bring to your attention that these. Particular scenarios -- doing our non instructional scenarios this is not for instructional purposes it's to show -- you can use these various props. Is what it's all about so we try to be realistic. But we have some brand new recruits that were using for this particular. Segment and we hasn't experienced people also and we have some experience officers but we don't want anyone to try to pick apart the actual. Tactics. That are used it is just to show -- these props can be used in various ways of today so we just want to bring -- your attention thank you. It's it. Hello this is -- tanks -- Hollins with cedar -- fire rescue Manatee County Florida. Today we'll be talking about realistic training props. -- to training -- we have here at the emergency services training facility is a unique structure that we call for rescue. Four rescues a custom made structure it's approximately forty feet tall. The top deck is sixteen by sixteen. And fraught -- also being sixteen foot wide except that the top we got a 24 foot wide. Wall there where there is a walkway. The features on four rescue. Are many it could be used for various evolution such as rescue work. Meaning rope rescue. Will be used for -- company operations we can also use it for aerial operations. Some of the features include as far as the rope rescue portion we have a -- pit wall that someone can repel over. We have an edge there we can open a gate go straight off the edge without the pair that wall you can go over the railing. We also have a -- on the top floor which is approximately forty feet tall for stories. And we could do various revolutions through that -- either bringing people up through that hatch war weakened repelled down through the hatch. So some of the other evolution -- QB perform there would be picking off people out of windows or any type other rescue work if there was scaffolding. That was involved in had to rescue someone from scaffolding we could practice this. In real time with the realistic training -- We can repeat this over and over and over again -- it becomes second nature to us. Some other features -- rescue. That it can be used for energy company work. The fort also includes a fire department connection that has -- means that can be solved it also has a five -- -- connection that can be popped. And that -- the ice breaker system underneath the second floor or a stand -- or the second floor where those lines can be deployed. -- the stairways from there we have three types of stairs we have a three straight staircase. We have a staircase with a landing. As -- a spiral staircase where various. -- advance revolutions can be conducted there. We can do latter operations with ground -- via the two -- that you see we can also perform various. Latter rescues from those areas were using the railings to the latter those various. Platforms. We can also do aerial operations as far as spotting an aerial and trying to get the tip of our latter or. The tower up to certain levels at the window to perform various rescues from. Those windows reform from the top of the tower so for rescues a very diverse. Training prop that can be used for many different levels. I'm -- Rollins thanks for watching this segment of training minute videos.

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