Lubbock Fire Department has Training Day at NWI research site

One of the LFD fire trucks stands close during a training exercise at NWI research site.
(Above photo): One of the LFD fire trucks stands close during a training exercise at NWI research site.
 Two LFD personnel hang from ropes attached to the 200 m met tower as part of their training exercise.
(Above photo): Two LFD personnel hang from ropes attached to the 200 m met tower as part of their training exercise.
 The crew work on knotting the ropes to enable safe retrieval of the volunteer victim in this exercise.
(Above photo): The crew work on knotting the ropes to enable safe retrieval of the volunteer "victim" in this exercise.
One of LFD personnel keeps a watchful high on the team members high up on a met tower platform.
(Above photo): One of LFD personnel keeps a watchful high on the team members high up on a met tower platform.

The City of Lubbock Fire Department completed one of their training exercises at the NWI research facilities at Reese the other day.

LFD are required to host quarterly field exercises focused on particular aspects of their training needs, and this one was focused on the theoretical scenario of rescuing a child who had climbed up a tall structure (in this case, the 200 m met tower), and who then got scared and couldn’t get down. The scenario adds that the elevator is broken, and so the LFD must get the child to ground safely by other methods.

All went smoothly (if a little dustily) and the training mission was completed to the usual high standards of Lubbock’s first responders. Thanks go to Rob Keinast, Division Chief, Battalion I, of the City of Lubbock Fire Department.

Photo Credit: Liz Inskip-Paulk, NWI/TTU.