NCFPD firefighters train for rope rescues
Last updated 6/19/2020 at 1:31am
North County Fire Protection District firefighters made their way to a hilltop, Thursday, June 11, quickly assembling the department's new Arizona Vortex and preparing to lower firefighter Matt Anderson to perform a technical rope rescue of a victim located down the steep hillside.
To those observing, the scenario on private property on Monserate Place appeared to be very real that day, but in reality, it was actually a quarterly training on High Angle Rope Rescue, a high risk, low frequency skill that is perishable according to NCPD Capt. Joey Bradshaw.
"Training is essential not only to...