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.DSC_8519

Edition 6 is shipping

The 25th anniversary of The Essential Technical Rescue Field Operations Guide is finally here and is better than ever! Wow, this was a tough revision! So much has changed in the rope rescue world during the past 5 years.. Every section has been updated. There are many new graphics and a lot of old gear and techniques have been in cut. Change is hard sometimes, but with the new tools and all of the testing that has been happening in technical … Continue reading

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Whats happening with DRR

We are in the second half of 2022 and there is a lot happening in the technical rescue world. Just one of the interesting things so far in 2022 for DRR was the Petzl symposium in Salt Lake City this past May. I got to visit with Richard Delaney (Rope Test Lab), Michael Rush (Peak Rescue), Tom Wood (Elevated Safety), Steve Petty (Petzl), Kevin Koprek (Rigging for Rescue), Russell McCullar (Mississippi Fire Training) and a bunch of others. Petzl’s state of … Continue reading

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Edition 5 App and manual UPDATE!

Edition 5 of the Essential Technical Rescue Field Operations Guide was released in late 2017 and the app update has been in the works. The app is here! This is the entire edition 5 guide PLUS 20 supplementary pages produced for the IAFF Confined Space Rescue Guide. This is a big update to comply with the 2017 edition of NFPA 1006 Standard for Technical Rescue Personnel Professional Qualifications. The app is available on the app store (sorry android users, android … Continue reading

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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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