Record Number Of Tulsa Fire Cadets Take Part In Training Class

Tuesday, September 6th 2011, 6:05 pm
By: News On 6

TULSA, Oklahoma -- Tulsa's newest firefighter recruits were training at a high level Tuesday -- nearly five stories above ground.

Around 49 cadets are taking part in the ropes course training class, making it the largest class in history of the Tulsa Fire Department.

The class teaches the recruits the technical aspects of climbing, while also teaching them how to safely provide medical aid while suspended in the air.

"We always tell them we're training at a high, high level. To get them somewhere in the middle were they can perform effectively and safely," said Tulsa Fire Cpt. Chuck French.

The cadets are set to graduate at the end of the month.