Monday evening, July, 21, 2014 Newtown Hook & Ladder conducted rope rescue training. Working from a side road in a wooded area of the Fairfield Hills campus the training officers described a rescue scenario to the department members. Simulating an injured hiker in the woods at the bottom of a 60’ ravine, practicing their Low Angle Rope Rescue skills department members retrieved the injured person. Methodically, a team of four rescuers descended to the victim caring for his/her injuries and reading the victim for recovery. This took place while other teams on the road made a hauling system to recover the victim and the four rescuers. Utilizing a mechanical advantage system the packaged victim in stokes basket and four rescuers were evacuated from the ravine simultaneously by only three additional members and safety personnel. Twenty-four department firefighters and officers attended the training that extended into the night.