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    Default Rappel Training

    I'm looking to learn the skill of rappelling and was wondering if you guys think it'd be possible as a civilian to learn from a local fire department?

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    Our dept. has a "Citizens Fire Academy" for adults that allows civilians the opportunity to get a taste of many different aspects of firefighting.

    As a part of the training, the participants are taught very basic ropes and are able to rappel a time or two. It has been a big hit with everyone that has taken the classes.

    I seriously doubt that any fire department will train civilians to a technician level, or anything even close.

    Perhaps there is a community college in your area that may be of some help to you in finding civilian rope rescue, or climbing classes.




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    Hit your local gym...there are lots of "climbing walls" out there.
    Or go to your local Eastern Moutain Sports (EMS) or other chain outdoor sports.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Resq1scnd2none
    Hit your local gym...there are lots of "climbing walls" out there.
    Or go to your local Eastern Moutain Sports (EMS) or other chain outdoor sports.
    I'm in deep South Texas.. Not much climbing stuff around here as it's flat in every direction for 2+ hours. :P

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    but, a lot of gyms have indoor walls (30 or so feet high), that you can learn and practice on. Some schools have them as well. In Texas heat, I am sure it is more appealling to learn inside!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blandford31B
    I'm in deep South Texas.. Not much climbing stuff around here as it's flat in every direction for 2+ hours. :P

    So?


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