Designing Your Processes

A Disciplined Life Part 4 – Economic Objectives for Rescue Teams

Rescue teams are essential to providing aid and support during times of crisis. As such, they need to be well-equipped, organized, and have clear economic objectives in order to effectively do their job. Leadership within the team needs to prioritize what economic objectives should be put in place for each mission. These economic objectives will …

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A Disciplined Life Part 1: A 4 Burners Theory Will Help You Get More Done With Less

This is a multi-part Series on Discipline and Accountability As mentioned, this is a multi-part series focusing on “discipline and accountability”.  This will be a tough “row to hoe”.  Why? Comparing business (private sector) to public sector (government) isn’t really done much.  Honestly, most of the direct comparisons are done within the scope of “the …

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8 Defined Rescue Rigging Systems That Will Astonish The Entire Team… By Using Well Define Processes

When we developed ideas into courses, we considered many things.  Yes, we went through the SWOT analysis as well. Know this will get you What, Where, When, and How! Strengths Opportunities Weaknesses Threats I will let you reference this, however we went through all  4 elements before we engineered, designed, went to production and released …

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Grab Your Free “Gear In Use” Course and Petzl Solutions Rigging Guide

The ante has been raised in our industry.  The need for running teams and systems in a more streamlined manner has become less a wish and more a practical goal.  Some have met this challenge and surpassed it, while others are still pursuing the vision.  There are real-life obstacles we face (every day) that stand …

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5 Reasons Why Online Learning is More Effective

Online learning can be the most measurable way to increase understanding and perception of today’s learning methods.  Students working around their existing responsibilities and commitments and they don’t have to travel anywhere to study.  They can log in to the virtual campus from the comfort of their own home or office and off they go. …

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Leading From Knowledge and Perception

Ice Breaker: The goal of “thinking beyond our thoughts” or metacognitive strategies is to help us become comfortable with developing strategy. Why is this so vitally important to us as humans, riggers, and rescuers? We as people, especially in today’s world, tend to take the easy way out and “believe” what we are told and this …

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The Less Than 10 Percent Solution Just Got Easier: Highlines

Time for transparency here.  Highlines versus Offsets.  Which is one of these accomplishes the goal of moving the person or load from one side to the other in the most effective and efficient manner? Well, at this point I wasn’t thinking about either one… I really didn’t care. I hadn’t ever set up a true …

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For Two Tension Dual Capacity Rope Systems Savvy Technicians: The Efficiency Schematic

So lately, I have been going through a type of transformation of sorts.  I will be honest… not all of the process has been fun and pushing through bias demons can be difficult, but with friends like Craig McClure, Jason Ilowite and Rich Delaney… the sojourn has been rewarding.  Bear in mind that a sojourn …

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Seeing The Obvious Before It’s Obvious: Developing A Critical Mind In Rigging For Rope Rescue In 7 Easy Steps

Everyone has seen crazy heroics in movies right?  Yet, most (strangely enough) don’t ask ” how is that actually done”?  We know that often, movies use CG to do a lot of the work right?  Well, not all of it. Much of the work done with movies like 127 Hours, or Vertical Limit, K2, Eiger …

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