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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

The Cedar Rapids Fire Department took advantage of the warm weather Saturday, doing some training.

They practiced using ropes, doing repelling. They had the ladder of a firetruck go up 90-feet and had people practice going down the ropes from there.

Firefighters say they use ropes for several kinds of rescues including grain bins.

They add that the big key is getting used to the height, so they had rookies try the ropes out before they need to use them for a real rescue.


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