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The imposing sight of a 130-foot water tower looms behind John Larsen, left, and Craig Smith as they prepare to climb in a ropes training session. Photo by Rick Wold

EMS, fire department get high ropes training

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St. Croix EMS High Angle Ropes Team held a training Aug. 19 at the Hudson water tower on Wisconsin Street. The training was conducted by WITC, with members of St Croix EMS, Hudson Fire Department and New Richmond EMS & Rescue taking part.

The training included proper rigging techniques intended to allow the safe rescue of a disabled person on the 130-foot water tower.

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