Protocol Rescue Performing a High Angle Rope Rescue (Video)

Protocol Rescue recently teamed up Devon Fire Department in Alberta for a joint exercise to perform a mock technical rope rescue of an injured person at the edge of a cliff.

The rescue was filmed by Battalion TV, a web TV show about real-life firefighters and emergency response heroes.

At around 10 minutes into the episode, the Protocol Rescue team ascends a steep hill to rescue a woman who has been incapacitated by pain. After securely strapping her into a stretcher, the Protocol Rescue team uses their technical rope rescue skills to safely lower the stretcher and themselves down the side of the cliff to a river where a rescue boat is on standby to take the woman to an ambulance.

Watch the video below (starting at 10:00).

For more information on the Devon Fire Department, visit To see more Battalion TV episodes, visit For information on our technical rope rescue services, contact us at or (780) 819-8027.

Want to learn more about how high angle rope rescue works? Check out our blog post on What is High Angle Rope Rescue? and How Do Emergency Response Teams Train for Oil & Gas Accidents?