This morning the St. Cloud Fire Rescue Department held one of its three training days happening this week, at the St. Cloud Fire Rescue Training Facility. The St. Cloud Fire Rescue Training Facility was built 2 years ago to provide hands-on training sessions keeping firefighters up to date on their continued education. This facility features a burn building, and a five-story training building.
The St. Cloud Fire Rescue Department consists of 77 dedicated and skilled firefighters that oversee three Fire Stations, Fire Station 31, Fire Station 32, and Fire Station 33, whose goal is to help others during their time of need. Today crew members participated in an elevated rescue with ropes, rappeling a victim from the rooftop of the St. Cloud Fire Rescue Training Facility.
The group of firefighters played out a rescue scenario based on a victim in need of assistance who is located on the fifth-floor rooftop. This highly trained group of men had to work as a team to assemble and secure a pulley system to the rooftop using ropes. Once the rappeling system is in place and all team members are ready they careful attached a harness to the victim’s stretcher and slowly lift the victim up while a designated firefighter lowers himself over the edge of the building to carefully lower the victim down to the ground.
This 3-day training opportunity allows the St. Cloud Fire Rescue Department firefighters the chance to utilize recognized practices they learn in the 40 hours approved Ropes Rescue Operations class. Thank you to the St. Cloud Fire Rescue Department for allowing Positively Osceola the chance to witness these brave firefighters during the Ropes Training Session. The experience was unbelievable and truly shows the dedication the St. Cloud Fire Rescue Department has.