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March 29, 2005 Rope Training

Photos by Michael Cossey


Engine 1's C Shift spent the day of March 29, 2005 at the department's training bunker in Lake Willastein Regional Park performing a variety of basic rope drills. Firefighter Scott Eaton (left) is C Shift's resident rope man. Above, he gives a quick overview of rappelling procedures as Captain Tim Bullard looks on.
Firefighter Shane Holmes (right) steps onto the ledge of the training bunker to prepare for his first-ever rappelling experience as Firefighter Eaton provides some final instructions.


Photo By Tim Bullard

Firefighter Holmes makes his way down the face of the training bunker.


Captain Bullard makes his way off the bunker's ledge and on to the front wall.



Captain Bullard rappels down the face of the bunker as Firefighter Eaton looks on from below.

Photo By Tim Bullard

Engineer Michael Cossey clips into the rope before making his first trip over the wall.

Photo By Tim Bullard

Engineer Cossey pauses on the way down for a photo. Each member of the shift made multiple trips over the wall to allow mastery of basic skills and to build confidence on the ropes.

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