Ropes 1 Class
October 20, 2019

Firefighters from The Vigilance Hose Co.#1, Pennsylvania Water Rescue, and Whitehall Fire Department recently completed Ropes 1 class. Those who participated in this course were introduced to various types of rope and related rescue equipment. Participants learned to tie basic knots and hitches used in rope rescue, basic rappelling techniques, tie-offs, self-rescue, basic litter tie-ins, and basic litter handling skills. Much of the program is hands-on. Thank you to Pennsylvania Water Rescue for allowing the class to use their property for some of the hands on training. Thank you to Weis Markets in Forks Township for providing lunch to the class on Sunday.