Rangers train for Greene County rescues

Town of Palenville,Greene County Wildland Search: 

On Sept. 13 and 14, DEC Forest Rangers attended a technical rope rescue training at North/South Lake Campground at the Catskill Mountain House site. Forest Rangers attend a mandatory training once a year. Over the course of two days, Rangers trained on packaging a patient in a litter, creating anchors, using repelling techniques, and hauling a patient in steep angle environments.

High angle patient rescue training at the Catskill Mountain House Site 

Patient packaging during training exercises

Tying anchor ropes and practicing technical rope rescues 

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