On April 22nd and 23rd Shrewsbury Volunteers hosted a ropes and rigging class at Station 61. Ropes and Rigging takes members into the world of rescue. Ropes are used in almost every aspect of firefighting and rescue. Members begin with learning the basics on rope use and strengths and then move into hardware associated with rope rescue. Pulleys, decent and assent devices, locking mechanisms, harnesses and so much more is introduced. Hands on practical exercises demonstrate how to use these tools and apply them to fire and rescue scenarios. Everyone enjoyed the class and are eager to move forward into technical rope rescue classes with more complex applications.
Shrewsbury Volunteers personnel along with some firefighters from Fairview Township Fire Department enjoyed 16 hours of training from two excellent instructors. We wish to thank Instructors Pete Jacobs and Dave Hamric for doing a fantastic class and hope they return for the more advanced rope classes planned in the future.
Shrewsbury Volunteers trains constantly to provide the best possible care to the citizens we protect. Fire, Rescue, EMS and Technical Rescue incidents all involve skills and knowledge. Practice in each of these disciplines keeps us sharp so if we have to use them on a call we can do the best job possible.