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.
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
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