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Albany firefighters rescue training

Cpt. Bruce Bennett Cpt. Bruce Bennett
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Even though Albany doesn't have any skyscrapers, Albany firefighters do train for all sorts of rescues.

Twenty of them are part of the Georgia Search and Rescue Task Force which specializes in high angle confined space and building collapse rescues.

G-SAR has a ladder that reaches up 110 feet.

“We would just set the arial truck up and see if we can reach them by that. If we had to we can come off the roof and repel down and use what they call a pick off method where you can repel down to them and use their safety harness, tie into you and come all the way down the building to the platform,” said Captain Bruce Bennett, GSAR Task Force.

The tallest building in Albany is Phoebe Putney Hospital.

G-SAR members go through special training every year to keep up with new tactics.

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