GARFIELD, N.J. -- Garfield firefighters trained Saturday with a unique "Batrope"-like system that allows them to escape a dangerous upper-floor situation in seconds.
They bought the $80,000 Petzle EXO Bailout System with money from a $114,000 FEMA assistance to firefighters grant awarded last year.
Using a cut- and heat-resistant rope, the system allows firefighters to get down from heights quickly when exits are blocked. Tens of thousands of fire departments around the world use it.
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