This is a firefighter or victim rescue company drill that intimidates some, but once you break it down and train, it can be done quickly with just a few firefighters. The scenario simulates a heavy victim inside the window where rescuers cannot lift the victim out the window. The high-anchor point with a modified 2:1 provides extra lifting power.
The set-up can be done quickly with one firefighter if needed. You will need an extension ladder, a life safety rope (100′ will do), and 2 carabiners (the larger the better for rescue with gloves on). (more…)