Firefighter Training

WATER TOWER RESCUE

Issue 5 and Volume 149.

WATER TOWER RESCUE BY JOHN F. FITZWILLIAM Click here to enlarge image Rescuers ascend the tower by way of the 113-foot-high scuttle ladder. (Photo by Syosset Fire Department.) Click here to enlarge image Click here to enlarge image The foot-end of the stokes basket carrying the victim is guided out of the 19-inch by nine-inch hatchway. The basket had to extend out over the catwalk`s guardrail. Several safety lines were used. (Photos by David Pokress, © 1996 Newsday.) Click here to enlarge image Click here to enlarge image (Left) The patient is carried along the catwalk to the scaffold. Note the silver rectangular cellular phone antennas. (Right) The patient had to be lifted over the guardrail and lowered seven feet into the scaffold. (Photos by Harry Loud.)

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