Confined Space Rescue

Elements of a Tripod (English) Reeve

Excerpts from Rigging Lab Academy’s ~ Confined Space Rescue: Technician Tripod (English) Reeve Overview We can get into situations where either because the products that are coming out of the space are some sort of Ethyl Methyl death (where you don’t want a lot of people around the outside of the hole) or the hole …

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Confined Space Rescue Split 4:1 Raise

Excerpt Taken From Rigging Lab Academy’s ~ Confined Space Rescue: Technician course Confined Space Rescue Split 4:1 Introduction With the introduction of Petzl Grillons, AZTEKs, and other small mechanical advantage devices, a lot of people don’t use a rig split 4:1 anymore. If you don’t have access to a Grillon or small mechanical advantage systems …

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CMC Pro CSR2 Pulley System ~ Worth Another Look

The patented locking mechanism in our updated CSR2 Pulley is easy to release under load, creating much greater efficiency with the lowering and raising necessary to a confined space rescue. The machined aluminum swivels at both ends of the system eliminate any potential twisting of the lines. This system is also an excellent choice for …

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CONFINED SPACE RESCUE WITH THE PETZL MAESTRO

The PETZL MAESTRO is a descent control device with an integral progress capture pulley for technical rescues. Additional MAESTRO benefits include:  Shifting from a haul to lower is immediate and efficient without having to transfer the load Can efficiently haul and lower heavy loads Serve as the primary or back-up system A small hole on …

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The Cost of Doing Business with a Dynamic Directional Between Gin-pole and A-Frame

The cost of rope rescue rigging and training, much less a rescue, has some inherent expenditures.  There is the direct cost of the gear, which to some might seem like a lot, but in reality it pales in comparison to the costs of personnel and training.  These can easily be broken down into professionals who …

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Technical Rescue: The Importance of 15:1

(This article was originally run in Firehouse October 1, 2019) Russell McCullar clarifies whether 15:1 is still relevant and says that fire departments should select gear and load limits that meet their needs. All Photos by Russell McCullar Not long ago, I was explaining to one of my students that our training agency was undergoing …

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Insights Into Gear: English Reeve System Control Side

Thank you Mark Pfeifer of Ronin Safety and Rescue… In this video, we are looking at the control side of an English Reeve.  The video shows four control descent devices and our riggers putting them into use to both have tension, the tension line and to be operating the English Reeve system. Now starting from …

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Confined Space Rescue: NFPA Awareness, Operations and Technician

We reached out a year or so ago and started looking at confined space. There’s a lot of video on rope rescue, a lot of cool high line failure videos you can watch. There wasn’t a lot on confined space, we found. We decided, “How do we do a confined space video?” Well, everybody wants …

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Atmosphere Determines The Strategy and Tactics Which Determines The Rigging For Confined Space Rope Rescue

The following excerpt is Mark Pfeifer of Ronin Rescue during an interview with Lance Piatt of Rigging Lab Academy. “So we reached out a year or so ago and started looking at confined space. There’s a lot of video on rope rescue, a lot of cool highline failure videos you can watch. There wasn’t a …

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