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Agencies practice techniques for high-angle rescue, roping
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Lincoln Parish firefighter Tony Scalia repels out the window during the high-angle rescue training earlier this week.

Firefighters from the Lincoln Parish, Ruston and Choudrant forces gathered at the Fire Training Center this week to brush up on high-angle rescue and ropes techniques.

While there are few tall buildings in the area, Chief Dennis Ford with the Lincoln Parish Fire Department said there are many other opportunities to utilize this training such as if someone is trapped on a water or cell tower.

Additionally, Ford said it is important for ratings and emergency situations that rescue personnel have as much training as possible.

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