Tower Rescue & Extrication Techniques

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Indiana Department of Correction

Wabash Valley Correctional Facility
6908 Old US Highway 41 South
Carlisle, IN 47838-0500

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Teresa Littlejohn
Public Information Officer
(812) 398-5050 ext. 4110

Date: November 23, 2020

WVCF Fire Fighters Train on Tower Rescue

Carlisle, Ind. - Fire Fighters at Wabash Valley Correctional Facility (WVCF) recently participated in tower rescue and extrication training.  The specialized training is conducted semi-annually to ensure that staff have the knowledge necessary to respond to a tower emergency.  Several possible rescue scenarios are practiced, as well as a number of basic principles including the use of ladders, ropes, and knots.  In addition, confined space rescue and incident command are covered.  Fire Chief Gordon Becher said, "Correctional Institutions pose many unique and intense situations, which require continued, specialized training and the ability to adapt to the situation presented."

Fire Fighter Kaleb Padgett said, "The training was very proactive and showed how a fire department must work together.  The knowledge I gained could make the difference between whether or not someone with a medical issue is successfully rescued."

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WVCF Fire Fighters Train on Tower Rescue


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