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Firefighters Get High Angle Rope Rescue Training

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LANSING MICH. (WLNS) -  Fire fighters took to the sky today to brush up on some skills. The Lansing fire department conducted a high angle rope rescue mission in downtown Lansing.

And  after dangling hundreds of feet into the air today, firefighter Hendry Villegas discovered he isn't afraid of heights.

 "We found that out...haha. no i'm not," said Villegas.

 He and several other lansing fire-fighters took part in some special training, preparing them for the months ahead and potential accidents during construction season.

 The men are hoisted 265 feet into the air-- and practice real-life rescues.

 "Its not for everybody. You sort of  build that tolerance up a
fter doing it so many times," said  Michael Marczynski, Battalion chief with the Lansing Fire Department. 

Firefighters add that this kind of training is vital to they can protect the public not only on land but also in the sky.
"Somebody goes unconscious, has some sort of medical issue they don't plan for." said Charles Stadt, PIO with the Lansing Fire Department.
“Its invaluable I would say for the simple fact that we don't do this training for us,” said Villegas. “We do it for people who need it that day, that night.”

So no matter what the emergency may be…the Lansing Fire Department says they are ready for anything.

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