Specialized training for Butte County Cal Fire Firefighters

  • Source: KHSL-TV CBS 12 Action News Now
  • Published: 11/07/2019 05:56 PM

The Butte County Cal Fire Technical Rescue Team is taking time this week to focus on their various rope rescues. Every month they train for a day or two, but in November they take a full week to work on rope rescues. Action News Now Reporter Amy Lanski took part, to see how the team rescues someone in a confined space. Cal Fire's Conor Stapleton said the first step is to confirm someone needs to be rescued. "So once we confirm that and we make verbal contact or have a known rescue we want to get somebody down in the hole once we have our air monitoring," said Stapleton. Stapleton explained the tubing air monitor is to make sure the victim has enough oxygen, adding if there is not enough then firefighters can intervene with oxygen from outside tubing.


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