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QFD trains muscle memory for life-saving knots

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Quincy firefighters said training they took part in Thursday will help them be more prepared to save lives in emergency situations.

Quincy Fire Department officials said going over basic rope training like they did today helps develop muscle memory for different knots.

They said these knots are critical for saving people in situations where buildings could collapse or if someone falls off a ravine or bridge.

That's why they said they do training like this almost every month.

"We've had a couple responses here in Quincy where we've used ropes to kind of help manage or mitigate the rescue, but you know it's one of the skills that the more familiar you are with it, the more times and opportunities that you will use it," said

Quincy fire officials say instructors from the Illinois Fire Service Institute helped conduct the training Thursday.

Frank Healy

Multimedia Journalist at WGEM

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