The Daviess County Fire Department participates in a joint training with the Henderson Fire Department.
High Angle Rope Rescue involves terrain with a slope of 60 degrees or greater. In these scenarios, firefighters rely entirely on ropes and other specialized hoisting equipment to rescue people who are stranded.
Assistant Chief Eric Coleman says the technique may be utilized in an industrial setting or a remote location in the woods, where a patient is off the ground.
The Fire Department is able to use an onsite training tower to practice High Angle Rope Rescue.