Wednesday, Kern County firefighters converged on Tehachapi Mountain Park to brush up on rescue operations ahead of peak wildfire activity. This annual training focused on rope and technical rescue skills. Skills such as these are vitally important when conducting rescues in the rugged and steep terrain of wildfires. The training included personnel from KCFD hand crews as well as members of KCFD “REMS”, or RAPID EXTRACTION MODULE SUPPORT. When activated, “REMS” are pre-staged on scene to provide firefighters a safe way off the Fireline in the event of injury or illness incurred during firefighting operations.