COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - Columbus firefighters and EMTs performed rope-rescue exercises at the Riverwalk Bridge in Columbus.
Firefighters said they use a technique called repelling, which is helping someone up by using different rope systems.
The exercises tested their abilities to stabilize the rope and control their stamina as they descended downward.
Firefighter and EMT Justin Martin said they would apply their rope-rescue skills in situations when someone falls into a low place like a hole.
Martin also said this was a fun exercise and he was excited to experience what he learned in the classroom.
“It was one of the best classes that we've had just because you're not used to doing it," he said.
Columbus Fire and Rescue organizes training exercises like this every quarter of the year.