Designing Your Processes

Knot Pass Through a Raise or Lower System

Welcome to our comprehensive course on “Knot Pass Through a System”. This course, designed carefully aligning with the NFPA 1006 Standard for Technical Rescue Personnel Professional Qualifications (2021), focuses on honing your skills in the key areas of rope rescue operations, particularly passing a knot in a lowering or raising system. The curriculum is structured …

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Raising and Mechanical Advantage Learning Objectives

In the realm of engineering and mechanical systems, the concept of Mechanical Advantage (MA) serves as a cornerstone in the design and operation of various systems, particularly in the context of raising and lifting heavy loads. Welcome to ‘Raising Systems & Mechanical Advantage (MA), a journey into the world of mechanical advantage and its practical …

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Streamlining Rope Rescue: Adopting Business Principles for Enhanced Operations

In both business and rope rescue operations, understanding the underlying forces and dynamics can profoundly affect outcomes. Typically, rescue systems are viewed through a purely technical lens—focusing on equipment and procedures. However, by adopting a business-like framework that integrates concepts similar to supply, demand, and capital, we can gain a fresh perspective that enhances our …

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Understanding Resultants and Force Vectors in Rope Rescue and Business Dynamics

“The following theory is one I’ve been developing for several years. Now, with Raven Business Coaching fully operational, it seems like the perfect time to delve deeper into this concept. The idea connects the physical principles of resultants and force vectors, which are vital in rope rescue operations, to the business dynamics of supply, demand, …

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Expanding Horizons: Redefining Vision in Technical Rope Rescue and Rigging

In the realm of technical rope rescue and rigging, vision is an essential, multi-dimensional asset that intertwines technical proficiency with human empathy. It elevates the field from a mere technical endeavor to a comprehensive, compassionate, and coordinated rescue effort. By embracing this expanded definition of vision, rescue teams are not only equipped to face physical …

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Force Multipliers and The Fundamentals of Mechanics

Force Multipliers To understand rigging is to understand at least some aspects of trigonometry and vector physics. The knowledge of angles, components, and resultants is synonymous with quality rope rigging. To study vectors is to study the physical qualities of force that has both direction and magnitude. There are two important distinctions we make in …

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Introduction to High Directional Setups and Systems – Part 2

This is part of 2 of 2 – Introduction to High Directional Setups and Systems In the domain of complex rigging, particularly when employing high directional systems, understanding and managing the resultant—where it falls and how it influences stability—is critical. The goal is to visualize the resultant to ensure it lands within the system’s footprint, …

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Introduction to High Directional Setups and Systems – Part 1

This is a 2 Part piece… I had a few Rescue Response Gear customer ask for a couple of AHD basic setup ideas – I thought these two would do nicely… So here they are. Before delving into the intricacies of high directional setups and systems, it’s imperative to grasp some foundational concepts, with “resultant” …

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Peaks and Valleys: A Guide to Navigating High and Low-Angle Rope Rescues

High-angle rescue stands as a beacon of hope and technical prowess in the face of nature’s most daunting terrains. These operations, essential for saving lives where the ground falls away into steep declines, demand a blend of courage, skill, and knowledge. Today, we delve into the world of high-angle versus low-angle rescues, unraveling the complexities …

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Clockwork Precision: The Art and Mechanics of Rope Rescue Mastery

After nearly 30 years of living the rope rescue and rigging life, I’ve climbed through changes, held fast to timeless truths, and sometimes dangled in the balance. Looking back, it’s clear the more things change, the more the thrill of the climb stays the same. People get roped into this world for all sorts of …

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