See larger Firefighter/paramedic Munier Gattas climbs 17 flights of stairs in a low-circulation stairwell with the temperature nearly 100 degrees and almost 100 pounds of gear, hose and protective clothing as part of high-rise training this week at Gulfview Condominiums, 58 North Collier Boulevard. Marco Island Fire Rescue, Isle of Capri Fire Department and Collier EMS paramedics participated in the training. Gattas's team on Wednesday simulated a fire on the 17th floor of the condo high rise in order to practice as well as record the amount of time such a rescue would take. Gattas and his team were nearly out of oxygen before reaching their target condominium unit.

Photo by KELLY FARRELL, Staff

Firefighter/paramedic Munier Gattas climbs 17 flights of stairs in a low-circulation stairwell with the temperature nearly 100 degrees and almost 100 pounds of gear, hose and protective clothing as part of high-rise training this week at Gulfview Condominiums, 58 North Collier Boulevard. Marco Island Fire Rescue, Isle of Capri Fire Department and Collier EMS paramedics participated in the training. Gattas's team on Wednesday simulated a fire on the 17th floor of the condo high rise in order to practice as well as record the amount of time such a rescue would take. Gattas and his team were nearly out of oxygen before reaching their target condominium unit.

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