City’s firies train to rescue in all terrain

Updated July 10 2016 - 2:48pm, first published July 9 2016 - 11:43am
ROPE RESCUE: Ballarat City Fire Brigade firefighters Tim O'Loughlin, Morgan Mitchell and Andrew Beckett haul a patient to safety during training. Picture: Luka Kauzlaric
ROPE RESCUE: Ballarat City Fire Brigade firefighters Tim O'Loughlin, Morgan Mitchell and Andrew Beckett haul a patient to safety during training. Picture: Luka Kauzlaric

A PERSON has fallen off a cliff and requires emergency medical attention. Paramedics are unable to access the patient. This is a scenario when a specialised rope rescue crew from Ballarat City Fire Brigade would perform a high angle rescue, using up to 200 metres of rope. 

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