GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT)-- Fire recruits took on canyons at the Colorado National Monument for rescue training.
They practiced using ropes to climb up and down canyons to prepare for a time when someone may be in need of help.
It’s one of the five specialties they have to learn during their training.
During the spring and fall, firefighters often get calls about people who need rescues after situations that happen after mountain biking or hiking in the canyons.
“I enjoy helping people, that’s why I got into this whole business. And the more tools in your toolbox, I know I’m learning the foundation here, and it’s just the tip of the iceberg, I know I’ll be learning the rest of my career to be able to help people better and more efficiently,” says Recruit GJFD Alex Lovelady.