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March 29, 2005 Rope Training

Photos by Michael Cossey

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Engine 1's C Shift spent the day of March 29, 2005 at the department's training bunker in Lake Willastein Regional Park performing a variety of basic rope drills. Firefighter Scott Eaton (left) is C Shift's resident rope man. Above, he gives a quick overview of rappelling procedures as Captain Tim Bullard looks on.
  
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Firefighter Shane Holmes (right) steps onto the ledge of the training bunker to prepare for his first-ever rappelling experience as Firefighter Eaton provides some final instructions.
  

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Photo By Tim Bullard

Firefighter Holmes makes his way down the face of the training bunker.
  

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Captain Bullard makes his way off the bunker's ledge and on to the front wall.

  

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Captain Bullard rappels down the face of the bunker as Firefighter Eaton looks on from below.
  
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Photo By Tim Bullard

Engineer Michael Cossey clips into the rope before making his first trip over the wall.
  
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Photo By Tim Bullard

Engineer Cossey pauses on the way down for a photo. Each member of the shift made multiple trips over the wall to allow mastery of basic skills and to build confidence on the ropes.

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