Leave Feedback

Perkins firefighters train at Plum Brook

Andy Ouriel • Feb 26, 2012 at 8:15 PM

Area aerospace leaders had Perkins firefighters tied up with training at a unique site this week.

Almost every township firefighter participated in rope-related exercises inside the Spacecraft Propulsion Research (B-2) Facility at NASA Plum Brook Station.

Firefighters rappelled down into the facility’s vacuum and spray chambers — drops ranging from 55 feet to 130 feet — to simulate rescue missions.

The training will prepare firefighters to save people stuck at extreme highs or lows, such as roller coasters, cell phone or water towers, caves and wells.

Recommended for You