Joshua Morrison/News Mount Vernon Firefighters Tuesday used the rear second floor apartment of the Office Bar, 20 East Ohio Avenue to learn self-rescue techniques. Under the watchful eye of Josh Lester, Chatfield Redick lowers himself down, using a piece of rope, called webbing tied to a fire axe. The Mount Vernon Fire Department has been using the soon to be demolished building for all aspects of training. At the same time, just up the street, Knox County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Services Unit was training in a house.
Joshua Morrison/News Mount Vernon Firefighter Chad Elser prepares to lower himself to the ground from the rear second-floor apartment of the Office Bar, Tuesday. Mount Vernon Firefighters used the apartments to train self-rescue techniques. Using an axe and webbing, firefighters learned the proper way to safely exit through a window. The Mount Vernon Fire Department has been using the soon to be demolished building for all aspects of training.
Joshua Morrison/News Using the rear second floor apartment at The Office, 20 East Ohio Avenue, Mount Vernon Firefighters were able to train self rescue techniques. Using an axe and webbing, firefighters learned the proper way to safely exit through a window. Here, JD Burke gets his footing before lowering himself lower. The Mount Vernon Fire Department has been using the soon to be demolished building for all aspects of training. At the same time, just up the street, Knox County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Services Unit was training in a house.

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Mount Vernon Firefighters used the rear second-floor apartments of the Office Bar, Tuesday to train self-rescue techniques. Using an axe and webbing, firefighters learned the proper way to safely exit through a window. The Mount Vernon Fire Department has been using the soon to be demolished building for all aspects of training.
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