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CMC MPD Factory Training

Do you use the CMC MPD? Check out these Videos. The Phoenix area is fortunate to have a large regional technical rescue program. However, introducing new devices and procedures can be challenging because we want everyone to receive the same training so we’re all on the same page. It’s a safety issue. One of those exciting new tools, the CMC MPD, offers a large enough improvement in safety and efficiency to make it worth the effort of properly implementing it … Continue reading

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Two-Tension Rope Systems

By Tom Pendley Published Tuesday, July 1, 2014 | From the July 2014 Issue of FireRescue With new awareness and research in rope rescue safety, experts are now questioning the effectiveness of the non-tensioned belay. This article will examine pros and cons of this system, as well as alternatives that use a tensioned belay, or two-tensioned rope system (TTRS). The Evolution of Belay Rope rescue has changed a lot in the past 40 years. We went from gold line and single rope technique in … Continue reading

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Rescue 3 Picket Anchor Plate Test

How does the Rescue 3  Picket Anchor Plate actually perform  under slow pull test conditions?  One definition of a bomb proof anchor is that it can hold 10 times the intended load. An NFPA two-person load is considered to be 600 pounds so 6000 pounds is our goal for this test. Of course soil type and moisture content have a lot to do with  picket holding power.   We did our test in dry compact type B soil. This soil … Continue reading

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CMC Rescue Enforcer

There are only a few things that really change the way an industry operates or thinks about things. I think that once again CMC Rescue and Rock Exotica have done just that with the CMC Rescue Enforcer. This UL classified and NFPA G rated version of the Enforcer just became available and I could not be more excited. So whats so exciting you ask? Light weight at only 14 ounces Really clean design and easy to use Bluetooth enabled allowing … Continue reading

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Rescue Training Fatality Nov 20, 2013

Unfortunatly, this was not a near miss. On November 20, 2013 A 17-year veteran and decorated state trooper, husband and father of three young daughters died Wednesday after falling about 30 feet during a training exercise in a gorge at Letchworth State Park in Wyoming County. Trooper Ross M. Riley, 44, of the Olean area, who was a member of the State Police Special Operations Response Team (SORT), had rapelled about 70 feet down into the gorge to a ledge … Continue reading

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Kask Super Plasma Rescue Helmet

The Kask Super Plasma Rescue Helmet from CMC Rescue is a really comfortable helmet and provides superior protection. The MSRP is $135 and many colors and options are available. Check out the video.

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Near Miss

We all have close calls. In many cases we keep on moving without giving much thought to it but there are always lessons to be learned, even from little stuff. Its worth sharing these lessons so that we can all learn from them. If you have a near miss or just a lesson learned, shoot me an email with the details and I will post it here.

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Rescue Training

This Blog is about how to do a rescue procedure or detail on a  rescue training tip. My goal is to keep it to what you need and in many cases I will throw in my person philosophy and tricks of the trade.

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Gear Test

At Desert Rescue Research, we like quality gear. In this blog we will review gear that we like that has good design and works well. From carabiners to PFD’s to hammer drills. We will cut through the fluff and tell you what we think.

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Picket Anchor Pull Test

How strong is a Piclet anchor system? DRR and Peoria Fire pull a 1-1-1 Picket system with a 25:1 MA. The solid is dry type B soil. Watch this for some confidence in your picket system.

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