High and Low Angle Rope Rescue

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Bozeman firefighters receive specialized training in the use of ropes and technical rescue hardware. Low angle rescue is classified as any type of terrain that is too steep to walk up under one's own power. This is the most common use of ropes within our fire response area and done by the fire department.firefighter on rope over a river

High angle rescue is an incident where the slope is greater than a 45 degree angle. While these incidents occur relatively infrequently, we live in an area that often requires rescuers to assist and remove patients from areas that are not easily accessible.  This could include steep hills or mountain sides, as well as construction sites and other buildings that may have workers in uncommon positions.

All frontline fire apparatus are equipped to respond to these types of calls and mutual aid with Gallatin County Search and Rescue maybe incorporated.