This Issue we talk to Kiril Topalov from Seattle Washington, he owns Skyscraper Window Cleaning.
AWC- Your From Eastern Europe right?
Kiril- Yes, and more specifically, I’m from Bulgaria.
AWC- What type of work and training did you receive while you were there?
Kiril- I have done variety of things that require rope access - building envelop inspections and repair, billboard installation, wind turbine maintenance. This all started at the age of 16. I was interested in learning about rope access (hanging on ropes ). One day I spent a few hours watching thru my dad’s binoculars a guy working on the building next door. I learned a lot from that moment and thought it was very fascinating. I went out and bought my own equipment. With a couple of pointers from a person with previous experience I began hanging on the side of the building I lived in (9 stories high). Never really had any real training.
AWC- What year did you come to the US and why Seattle?
Kiril- I came to the US in 2012. I had friends living in Seattle, there might have been a girl involved...
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