Long-Line Helicopter Training

By: Danielle Eldredge Email
By: Danielle Eldredge Email

Local emergency responders are taking their rescue training to a higher level...literally.

Alabama state troopers are showing local law enforcement the ropes in long-line helicopter rescue training.

This technique will allow both Dale and Houston County sheriff deputies, and Ozark fire officials, to save someone when a car or a boat can't.

It’s especially critical in the event of a natural disaster.

“We began our program after hurricane Katrina and Ivan. We saw the need as the rest of the country did, with people stranded on rooftops because of flooding and we did not have the capability to assist in the way we felt like we should,” said Trooper John Trimble.

Troopers say they're happy to spread the knowledge because it creates a partnership between agencies and will in turn, save people's lives.

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