Rope Rescue

Rope rescue operations involve unique habits and require special training and equipment to be able to perform them safely. All members of our Department’s Rope Rescue Team have been trained and certified to the technician level.

Training consists of:
  • low angle rescues
  • high angle rescues
  • knots
  • rigging systems
  • patient packaging
  • tower rescues
The Longview Fire Department has been trained in High Angle (Rope) Rescue and has the potential to respond to a number of incidents that may require the use of high angle rescue techniques to remove a patient or patients. These may include steep embankments, buildings, collapsed structures or towers of various sorts, etc.