Rope/Confined Space Rescue

The Evansville Fire Department Rope/Confined Space Team consists of 27 firefighters certified as Rescue Technicians.

All rope rescue equipment is housed at station 1. The department has three (3) team leaders who instruct their respective shift in the effective and safe use of equipment, raising and lowering systems and other technical evolutions. Team members are proficient in the use of ropes, harnesses, carabineers, pulleys, intrinsically safe communications, surface supplied SCBA air system and the Skyhook tripod system. The team utilizes the departments four story training tower, local grain bins, 5/3 bank building downtown and the waterworks deep well for high rise rescue training evolutions.

The Evansville Fire Department is currently developing a District 10 Technical Rescue trailer that will house all rope, confined space equipment and the District 10’s trench and structural collapse equipment. The specifications for the trailer were written by members of the department. The trailer interior is currently being constructed and once completed the trailer and equipment will be housed in a location that will provide the most advantageous deployment.