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Photo gallery: Training sees firefighters dangle off water tower

Greater Sudbury Fire services conduct high-angle rescue training to work on modern rescue techniques   

The sun was beaming on the Greater Sudbury Fire crews as they performed mandatory high-angle rescue training on the Sudbury water tower on May 5. 

The department's special operations crews functioned within a variety of technical disciplines which allows them to offer an all hazard response for the community. 

The department brought in two individuals from the United States with world-renowned experience working with tower rescue crews to aid in fine-tuning their techniques. 

“Throughout the day we were able to build different systems, work on accessing and climbing these structures, and ultimately how to work safely and effectively at great heights,” said Chris Zowerzeniec, a training officer with the Greater Sudbury Fire Services. 

The training provides an opportunity for firefighters to work on new skills and brush up on familiar ones, Zowerzeniec said. He added Greater Sudbury Fire Services thanks water tower owner Dario Zulich for allowing them to use the site for training.

Annie Duncan is a journalism student at Loyalist College. She is on a work placement at Sudbury.com.