This morning, Portland firefighters from Station 1 (Downtown/Central) participated in a complex and highly technical rope rescue drill at a SW highrise building.
The drill was built around scenarios that involved an individual who had fallen multiple floors into an open shaft.
Station 1’s specialty rescue crew members utilized their skills and training to extricate this individual by lowering rescuers into the shaft to retrieve the trapped injured victim.
Trainings such as these provide firefighters will valuable hands-on experience with using specialized equipment that is required to safety and efficiently mitigate these types of emergencies.
Portland Fire & Rescue