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Mastering Bombproof Anchors: Critical Considerations for Rope Rescue Technicians

Rescuers who work in technical rope rescue need to establish reliable and secure bombproof anchors to ensure the utmost safety in challenging situations. This means assessing the load capacity and placement of anchors, incorporating redundancy and anchor equalization, regularly checking for anchor integrity, and anticipating dynamic forces. In this blog post, we will discuss these […]

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Welcome to the 8 Point Search For Rescue Rigging Anchors

Search and Rescue (SAR) members are a crossbred group of heroes that often spend an ungodly amount of time trying fix what others have broken; they are either lost, hurt and damaged, trapped or stuck in places and on things that sometimes defy logic. They do it mostly out of honoring others before themselves or

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Technical Rigging – Anchors Part 1

Technical Articles | Anchors Part 1 This will be the first of a two-part series on anchors. This section, purposely, will not include situations that necessitate vehicles, pickets or other such portable anchors. Nor is the series meant to be an exhaustive source of information… there are numerous books on this subject. If you have

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Elevated Anchors – Setting Up For The Resultant

The use of elevated anchors, i.e. high directional anchor systems, is a mandatory requirement of NFPA 1670 for rope technicians. Having said this, it is impossible to discuss one facet of rope rigging and not address all the many other aspects at the same time. A rope system is like a living breathing thing; like

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Staggering Your Rigging Anchors Increases Efficiency But At What Cost?

Staggering rigging anchors is a perfect way to spread the mechanical advantage system over a broad area, while at the same time, using the area very efficiently.  The goal is to get as much “throw” as possible and to limit resets.   There are numerous ways to do this and these are only two of the

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Elements of Rigging – Bombproof Anchors – Anchor Considerations in Rope Rigging Systems

So what is a bombproof anchor much less one using an artificial high directional such as the Arizona Vortex Multipod?  This question appears to stump, confuse and even frustrate many a rescuer and rigger.  When it comes to high directionals, the complexity is even more concerning.  It really shouldn’t though. Bombproof anchors have really two

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Why are Rescue and Rigging Anchors More Important than Anything Else?

In our heads, we know that anchors are the most important part of any rigging or rescue system.  We know that because it has been drilled into our skulls, but I would venture to say that the reasons for this is inescapably unclear for many.   My goal here is to simply bring about a

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Using Removable Anchors for Rescue and Rigging Are Great

Using removable Anchors for rescue and rigging are great… they really are.  Why?  As you’ll see in the video, sometimes options are thin and there is never a time when compromising anchors is part of the solution. These anchors (Removable Anchors by ClimbTech and PMI) can be removed and reused at any desired location.   These

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Rigging Multi-Point Anchors In Rope Rescue

Multipoint Anchors Building an anchor system requires much practice and experience. In the end, simplicity and complexity are competency issues. Competency takes time to build and this doesn’t come without an investment of focus and purpose. Building an anchor system requires much practice and experience. When dealing with structures, chose anchor points that are part

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Marginal Anchors | Anchor Considerations in Rope Rigging Systems Vol. 2

Marginal anchors in theory create a force out of many, but how should we present this diverse and sometimes controversial concept of anchor construction?  This is an introduction to multiple back-ties and projecting the power of substantial anchors to a single focal point. Marginal anchors are generally considered independent anchors points that would not support

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