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PHOTOS: Pullman Park hosts rope access training certifications

Tristan Pluff and instructor Marianne Lewis practice a rescue at Pullman Park stadium during a rope access training event put on by Rock-N-Rescue on Wednesday, May 22. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle

Rock-N-Rescue conducted rope access training at Pullman Park stadium on Wednesday, May 22. Firefighters, ski patrol members and others came from New York, Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania came to earn their certification from SPRAT, the Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians.

Rope Access Technicians are used in different industries, including wind energy, telecommunications, structural inspection, geological work, ski resort operations and window washing.

Rope access techniques also have crossed over into public safety, and the industry has seen a rapid increase in fire rescue personnel and other safety professionals obtaining certification.

Tristan Pluff and instructor Marianne Lewis practice a rescue at Pullman Park stadium during a rope access training event put on by Rock-N-Rescue on Wednesday, May 22. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
Tristan Pluff and instructor Marianne Lewis practice a rescue at Pullman Park stadium during a rope access training event put on by Rock-N-Rescue on Wednesday, May 22. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
A rope access training event was put on by Rock-N-Rescue at Pullman Park stadium on Wednesday, May 22. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
Tristan Pluff practices his climbing technique at Pullman Park stadium during a rope access training event put on by Rock-N-Rescue on Wednesday, May 22. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
Tristan Pluff practices his climbing technique at Pullman Park stadium during a rope access training event put on by Rock-N-Rescue on Wednesday, May 22. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
Tristan Pluff practices his climbing technique at Pullman Park stadium during a rope access training event put on by Rock-N-Rescue on Wednesday, May 22. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
Tristan Pluff practices his climbing technique at Pullman Park stadium during a rope access training event put on by Rock-N-Rescue on Wednesday, May 22. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
Dan Fuller from New York practices his climbing technique at Pullman Park stadium during a rope access training event put on by Rock-N-Rescue on Wednesday, May 22. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
Dan Fuller from New York practices his climbing technique at Pullman Park stadium during a rope access training event put on by Rock-N-Rescue on Wednesday, May 22. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
Dan Fuller from New York practices his climbing technique at Pullman Park stadium during a rope access training event put on by Rock-N-Rescue on Wednesday, May 22. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
Dan Fuller from New York practices his climbing technique at Pullman Park stadium during a rope access training event put on by Rock-N-Rescue on Wednesday, May 22. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
Dan Fuller from New York practices his climbing technique at Pullman Park stadium during a rope access training event put on by Rock-N-Rescue on Wednesday, May 22. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
Tristan Pluff practices his climbing technique at Pullman Park stadium during a rope access training event put on by Rock-N-Rescue on Wednesday, May 22. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
Dan Fuller from New York practices his climbing technique at Pullman Park stadium during a rope access training event put on by Rock-N-Rescue on Wednesday, May 22. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
Dan Fuller from New York practices his climbing technique at Pullman Park stadium during a rope access training event put on by Rock-N-Rescue on Wednesday, May 22. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
Instructor Joe Gray watches student Tristan Pluff, who is reflected in his sunglasses, during a rope access training event put on by Rock-N-Rescue at Pullman Park on Wednesday, May 22. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
Bob Espersen, of Cranberry Township, repels down the railing at Pullman Park stadium during a rope access training event put on by Rock-N-Rescue on Wednesday, May 22. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
Bob Espersen, of Cranberry Township, climbs up the railing at Pullman Park stadium during a rope access training event put on by Rock-N-Rescue on Wednesday, May 22. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
Dan Fuller from New York hooks up his ropes at Pullman Park stadium during a rope access training event put on by Rock-N-Rescue on Wednesday, May 22. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
Bob Espersen, of Cranberry Township, climbs up the railing at Pullman Park stadium during a rope access training event put on by Rock-N-Rescue on Wednesday, May 22. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
Dan Fuller from New York hooks up his ropes at Pullman Park stadium during a rope access training event put on by Rock-N-Rescue on Wednesday, May 22. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
Dan Fuller from New York hooks up his ropes at Pullman Park stadium during a rope access training event put on by Rock-N-Rescue on Wednesday, May 22. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
Dan Fuller from New York hooks up his ropes at Pullman Park during a rock climbing training event put on by Rock-N-Rescue in Butler on Wednesday, May 22. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle (5/22/2024)
Bob Espersen from Cranberry climbs up the railing at Pullman Park during a rock climbing training event put on by Rock-N-Rescue in Butler on Wednesday, May 22. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle (5/22/2024)
Bob Espersen from Cranberry climbs up the railing at Pullman Park during a rock climbing training event put on by Rock-N-Rescue in Butler on Wednesday, May 22. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle (5/22/2024)
Bob Espersen from Cranberry climbs up the railing at Pullman Park during a rock climbing training event put on by Rock-N-Rescue in Butler on Wednesday, May 22. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle (5/22/2024)

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