Learning the ropes: Fire school teaching more than 500 firefighters rescue training
Friday, June 10, 2011
The classroom training is done; now the practical application of that training begins.
Starting Thursday and running through the weekend, more than 500 firefighters from across the country are taking part in exercises throughout Jefferson City during the annual University of Missouri Summer Fire School.
The most basic training — rope rescue — took place at the Madison Street parking garage Thursday.
Twenty-nine firefighters were in the class, learning basic skills such as tying knots and hooking up lines, to doing rescues with practice dummies on stretchers.
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