Views
3 years ago

Rescue Training.qxd - Rescue Response Gear

Rescue Training.qxd - Rescue Response Gear

Rescue Training.qxd - Rescue Response

RESCUETRAININGRescue Done RightHow to properly populate the primereal estate on your harnessBy Reed ThörneIn a time when rope rescue practitioners havemany choices concerning what to bring andwhat not to bring to a rope rescue incident,there is refreshing news. This news will no doubtcome with some skepticism from those at the twoextreme ends of the issue, which include 1) thosewho bring the proverbial “wheelbarrow” of gear toeach incident and 2) those who tend to bring onlythe basics: rope, webbing, carabiners, pulleys and afew soft rope grabs.Firefighters tend to roll up to a scene with morethan they need because they can, due to the abilityto transport the regulation-induced “wheelbarrow”to the incident; mountain rescue teams, on theother hand, think in terms of what they can dowithout because, oftentimes, they must carry everythingback up the mountain. Hence, the averageobserver can instantly see why the former carriessteel carabiners and 1 ⁄2" rope while the latter carriesaluminum carabiners and 7 ⁄16" rope (as only oneexample).So, in the face of this apparent dichotomy, isthere something that just might be worthy of thatvaluable real estate on the rescue harness that wouldsuit both groups mentioned above?THE FOUR MAXIMSThere are four essential maxims for carrying a pieceof equipment on your harness:1. Keep it simple—Always default to the simplestcommon denominator to perform agiven task. (Note: This should not be the casewhen training, as every team must be preparedfor the worst.) One good example ofthis is putting a pulley on the harness. Ialways carry one or two. They’re great frictionreductionitems perfect for redirecting apulling force or effort and definitely worth thespace on the harness.2. Keep it efficient—Ensure the system is goingto make the best use of your efforts. Using thepulley again as an excellent example, you caninvest in either inefficient or efficient models.Cost is the difference. Again, I choose thebest bearing I can.3. Keep it non-specialized—Use equipment▲Seattle Fire DepartmentLadder 7 practices a difficultand complex tandem highdirectionaltracking skate lineevacuation in 2006 on SeattlePort cranes. In theurban/industrial setting, themodern-day edge kit, or AZTEKkit, provides a means of saferappelling, ascending andbelaying, which is extremelyvaluable to the rescuerendeavoring to make rapidpatient contact. This photoactually shows multiple usesfor the AZTEK; a total of ninekits were used during thisdrill. The “victim” is KeithThörne, the author’s son.PHOTO REED THORNE102 F I R E R E S C U E M A G A Z I N E J U L Y 2 0 0 8

equipment for rescue and work at height - Rescue Response Gear
3” Prusik Minding Pulley (PMP) Series - Rescue Response Gear
Petzl Fire Rescue Brochure 2010 (pdf) - Rescue Response Gear
TECHNICAL RESCUE SOLUTIONS - Rescue Response Gear
Arizona Vortex User's Manual 2012 English - Rescue Response Gear
TACTICAL SOLUTIONS - Rescue Response Gear
Yates Military Tactical Catalog 2009 (pdf) - Rescue Response Gear
Petzl Tower & Rope Access (*interactive pdf) - Rescue Response Gear
Technical Data, Diagrams & Info - Rescue Response Gear
PMI Catalog 2012 (pdf) - Rescue Response Gear
TOWER & ROPE ACCESS SOLUTIONS - Rescue Response Gear
Info | CMC Rescue - Rescue Response Gear
Info | CMC Rescue - Rescue Response Gear
RESCUE/SAFETY VOL 11 - Rescue Response Gear
Yates Pro & Tactical Catalog 2010 - Rescue Response Gear
TECHNICAL RESCUE EQUIPMENT - Rescue Response Gear
Petzl Pro Catalog 2013 English - Rescue Response Gear
Product Data Sheet - Rescue Response Gear
Yates Gear Professional Catalog 2012 English - Rescue Response ...
Petzl Tree Care - Arborist Catalog 2008 (pdf - Rescue Response Gear
FireRescueSpecSheet_v4:Layout 1.qxd - Rescue Response Gear
Info | SMC TerrAdaptor Users Manual - Rescue Response Gear
Info | Petzl Arborist Solutions 2009 (pdf) - Rescue Response Gear
UKOOA - ERRVA EMERGENCY RESPONSE & RESCUE VESSEL ...
Rock Exotica 2011 Product Catalog (pdf) - Rescue Response Gear
Info | PMI Catalog 2008-2009 (pdf) - Rescue Response Gear
nps-technical-rescue-handbook-2014
Rapid Response Blanket - Rescue Consulting Canada
yates pro catalog 2006 - Rescue Consulting Canada