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Eastern Salisbury Fire Department firefighters perfect rope and knot skills

Press Photo by Jim Marsh Eastern Salisbury Fire Department veteran firefighters Dennis Takacs, left and Robert Curcio, right, work with the fire department's junior firefighters on rope and knot skills during a training session recently at the fire company's Emmaus Avenue station. “Skills using ropes and knots are important since firefighters often use ladders and work on residential home roofs,” Takacs said. “Getting tools and equipment up and down between ground hands and elevated firefighters without constant climbing of ladders becomes critical in a fire situation.”