On the evening of Monday October 26th, 2020 the members of the Guilderland Fire Department took part in a low angle rope rescue drill at the town park.
These types of rescues typically involve angles of up to about 15-35 degrees. In these scenarios, most of the rescuer’s weight is supported by the ground and rope is only used for balance or assistance with the rescue.
These types of rescues are common in situations where a vehicle has gone down the side of an embankment, or someone has fallen over a slight ridge or incline such as down a ravine.
These types of drills are important as these are not skills which are used every day, but when they are needed, they can be crucial to getting the patient to the hospital quickly.