by Carolyne Volpe Curley / Carolyne@WestEssexNOW.com Published 8:10pm
FAIRFIELD, NJ - On Saturday, members of the Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department conducted what is known as "Bail Out Training" alongside members of the Parsippany-Troy Hills Fire District 6 Department. The firefighters were instructed by Fire Ground Technologies to become certified on the "Petzl EXO Bail Out System." The personal escape system is used by firefighters to bail out of a window when there is no other means of egress.
"Fairfield Fire Department is now certified in the Petzl EXO training bail out system," Fairfield Fire Captain Matt Frederickson commented.
Parsippany Firefighters shared a video from the day's training:
The class was taught by Larry Cohen from Fire Ground Technologies, along with instructors from the New York City Fire Department and the Passaic Fire Department.
The principal training consisted of instructors from the Fire Ground Technologies holding onto a specially designed rope as the fire fighters rappelled down a wall.
An video of the training system, created by the company, is shown here: