Peoria Fire Rescue practices life savings skills

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Learning the ropes first hand, Thursday the Peoria Fire Rescue trained their team at Detweiller Park with a practice ravine rescue.

The scenario given to the rescue team helps them to put their homework to the test.

“Over time, if you don’t refresh these memories all the time it is something that’s easily forgotten,” said Michael Morgan, Division Chief of Training.

These firefighters are learning ropes and knots, how to work as a team and how to successfully lift a “victim” out of a ravine while carrying them to safety.

“It is also is a good reminder of how we all have to work as a team and maybe sometimes you’re not the strongest at setting up the rigging, so you do find the person that is stronger at setting up the rigging,” said Division Chief Morgan. “It just makes us work better because these are split second things that we have to be able to do.”

Trainings happen frequently for the force letting them prepare for any situations that may occur.

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