Your Fire Department already has an elaborate search and rescue prop. Packed with confined spaces, obstacles, stairs and bridges, it sits, mostly empty, most days. In fact there are a number of them and I guarantee your community has at least one. All you need now is a rope.
I imagine this drill started with, “The crew at the end of this rope needs rescue…GO!”
I give you the “Why didn’t I think of that award” for 2008/2009.