L’Anse Fire, Rescue hosts rope training

Derek Dougovito, top, and Lyle Olsen, bottom, from L’Anse Fire and Rescue.

by Barry Drue

L’Anse Fire Department hosted another rope rescue training over two weekends in August. Training involved classroom instruction, rope rescue “elevations” practice off the fire hall tower, and rope technician training at Canyon Falls. LFD Training Officer Cory Frisk and Safety Officer Derek Dougovito took the lead in arranging the class. Five LFD members received their Rope Technician Certificates after the classes. They are Ken Harju, Fabian Kristo, Lyle Olsen, Dougovito and Frisk.  Need for rope rescue is growing in this area with popular—and potentially dangerous—attractions. To read more, subscribe to the L’Anse Sentinel online, or buy a print copy at our local retailers.