Training usually begins in the classroom

High-angle rescue

Handling a stokes litter for evacuating victims
It takes teamwork

Training attempts to simulate realistic conditions and stresses. It is also repetitive, so that each rescuer’s actions in a real emergency become ingrained.

There is some danger involved in training, which is part of the risk of becoming fully prepared to face extreme circumstances.

Controlling a hose is fundamental

Practicing the skills as a team

Live fire training creates realistic conditions

Photographs courtesy of Richard Uhlhorn:

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