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A 66-year-old woman from Texas is clinging to life following a scary fall at Devil's Lake State Park. A warden with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources said the woman sustained head and neck injuries and was med flighted to the hospital.  Baraboo Fire and Rope Rescue were dispatched to the scene where they utilized technical rescue methods. This means they would either carry the patient out in a basket or use ropes to bring them to safety.  Baraboo Assistant Fire Chief Mark Willer said the department responds to anywhere from 20 to 30 calls at Devil's Lake each year. He said...

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Vaughan Fire and Rescue Service (VFRS) was the first department in Ontario to have all its firefighters certified to the province’s firefighter curriculum after the program was introduced in 1993. Now that Ontario has transitioned to NFPA professional qualifications, Vaughan has become the first career department in which all firefighters are certified in NFPA 1006 core competencies for technical rescue – all 300 of them. In January 2014, VFRS rolled out training programs that enhanced the technical skills of the firefighters. The first step was to ensure that each firefighter had the basic skills and knowledge for technical rescue. VFRS...

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At approximately 10:50 on the morning of Wednesday, August 31,  Calgary fire crews including the CFD technical rescue team, responded to  a construction site at the 2900 block of 17 Avenue S.W. for reports of a workplace accident.  The 9-1-1 call indicated that a construction worker had fallen down a  concrete shaft at least 25 feet below street level and sustained significant injuries as a result.   The CFD technical rescue team set up a tripod above the opening so that a firefighter and CFD fire response paramedic could be safely lowered down into the shaft to assess the patient....

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