St. Johns County Fire Rescue coordinated with the City of Palatka for their quarterly Special Operations Training, according to a report filed by St. Johns County Administrator, Michael D. Wanchick.
This quarterâ€™s theme focused on high angle and high rise rope rescue scenarios.
Firefighter participants utilized an abandoned â€œhigh riseâ€ structure for several applications of high angle rescue and recovery missions.
â€œThis type of training opportunity is vital to the Departmentâ€ said Wanchick. â€œThrough cooperation with the City of Palatka, the Departmentâ€™s Special Operations personnel gained invaluable experience that enhances operational readiness for these types of emergencies.â€
Photo credit: St. Johns County news release; press photo.