Tenn. firefighters learn controlled descent

21 Collierville firefighters spent an afternoon on a bridge learning how to tie ropes, use pulleys and rappel off a bridge


By Cindy Wolff
The Commercial Appeal

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — One word a firefighter doesn't want to hear when he's about to step off a ledge and be lowered 30 feet to the ground:

"Whoa!"

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