Confined Space Rescue

Let’s Build A Skate Block: Using The Tension Lines As The High Point In Confined Space Rescue

So here we’ve got a skate block. These are very effective in confined space rescues. This allows us to utilize two lines on a high point through a change of direction directly down into the space, in this case, using the tension lines as the high point, bringing the patient up, having the knot hit …

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Confined Space Rescue Tight Line Skate Block System

Skate blocks are aerial track systems that are considered by many to be simpler to rig than a traditional highline system… and often much more effective. Enjoy this training video There are numerous variations to the “skate block” Often a skate block only requires one rescuer to climb the structure and anchor the change of …

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Using A Frame Mounted Winch Should Be An Acceptable Tool… Why Isn’t It?

Hey all, It has been interesting hearing from many of you with respect to the use of “rigging or rescuers winch systems”.  We’ve been discussing both the Harken LokHead Winch and Harken Riggers Winch. There seems to be 3 camps… Departments who swear by the 15:1 SSSF and 1/2″ rope only. More adventure-based riggers who …

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Elements of Rigging – Understanding Resultants – A Case Study

As we found during our T Method conversations, there are numerous Ts… T1, T2 ect…  The same applies to understanding resultants. Each line that intersects with a pulley or change of direction, is considered a component (C1, C2 ect…).  When one component meets another, an angle is formed.  This new angle has it’s own magnitude …

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Caving Rescue and Confined Spaces, PART 2 CASE FILE N.013 RESCUE RESPONSE TEAM

So earlier this week I shared a bit about my extended family and their commitment to the lives of others.   So I want to follow this up with two more amazing individuals… also in this video.  His name is Brett Miller (Rescue Response Team Medic) and his life has been quite a journey.  A US …

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