The CARS Technical Rescue Team sets up to perform a simulated confined space rescue at UVA's Jordan Hall annex during FTX Spring '96. The vehicle in the background is Charlottesville Fire Department's new air utility and acts as a support vehicle for confined space rescues. The rescuers, (wearing the orange Nomex jump suits), were required to rappel 40' down a shaft to reach a victim overcome by fumes from a cleaning solution. We hold field training exercises (FTX's) every three months to test the equipment, training, SOP's and general capabilities of our team. Actual rescues do not occur very often, but when they do they usually are quite dangerous and require state-of-the-art training and equipment.

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