MADISON (WKOW) -- Madison Fire Department's rescue team trained at the Kohl Center Monday. The Heavy Urban Rescue Team was rappelling and practicing high ropes.
The group's nearly 80 members train to respond to emergencies including building and trench collapses that could require high or low rope rescues or rescues from confined spaces.
"This was the team that had to bring down the unfortunate electrician that was electrocuted a couple years ago. We had to get through all these spaces to get him out on ropes to bring him down from top to bottom," says Division Chief Ernie Martinez from the Madison Fire Department.
Martinez says the team has also responded to silo or grain bin rescues.
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