Rappel Training

Deputy Brian Alford offers basic rappel training and advanced tactical rappel training to all Law Enforcement, Fire and rescue agencies. The curriculum involves the latest in rappel equipment from companies like Petzel and CMC. Brian designed a 53ft. rappel tower that was built by the Tuscarawas County SWAT team. The Tower was constructed at the Sheriff’s Office located at 2295 Reiser Ave. SE, New Philadelphia Oh. The tower consists of three levels, a 20 foot deck, a 35 foot deck and a 50 foot deck. The front of the tower has open windows/doors that the operator can rappel into or out of, on the 20ft and 35ft decks. The two sides are solid and the back is totally open for free descents. The open side is topped with a 12 foot long metal helicopter bar, simulating the landing gear of a chopper. The tower construction was a large endeavor that would not have been possible without the help of our local carpenters union, Local 69. We'd also like to thank everyone who helped donate their time and supplies to make this tower possible. Here is a list of some of the main contributors who we are very grateful for. Carpenter's Local #69, Iron Worker Local #550, Richard Downing Welding, Howden Buffalo, Lowes, The New Company, Sunbelt Rental, Red Hill Crane, Dick Drake Tree Service, Asplund Tree Service, Center Supply Party Rental and many more! Any interested agencies are invited to contact Brian directly or call the Sheriff’s Office and speak with Captain Orvis Campbell (330)339-2000.