Principles of Learning

No Implementation Means Flushing Your Strategy and Tactics Down The Drain

The following information is tilted towards building a solid rope rescue and rigging team, but I would be remiss to say that it applies to thousands of other “purposes”, but also to the inanimacy of a “rigging system” as a whole or in part. By viewing your rigging systems as an organic makeup of living …

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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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Planning Your Future With Excellence In Rigging

“IF THERE’S A LOT OF GOOD PLANNING AHEAD OF TIME, YOU’RE REALLY ABLE TO EMBRACE THE WHOLE EXPERIENCE, AS OPPOSED TO HAVING A LOT OF QUESTIONS AND NOT KNOWING WHAT YOU’RE DOING.” Jimmy Chin I would like to  impart several lessons about managing a practice rigging exercise (session) that are applicable to all riggers.  By …

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Tools vs Knowledge And Which Is More Important?

So before I jump into this, let’s get the definition correct here.  Knowing there are deflected meanings to words these days, I am not referring to people or a person as a “tool” ( The Urban Dictionary has it this way… A guy with a hugely over-inflated ego, who in an attempt to get un-due …

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Go 0 to 60 In Your Understanding of Mechanical Advantage

Determining mechanical advantage using the T-Method is really the guiding method to determine the “ideal mechanical advantage” or IMA.  However, note… this method doesn’t take into consideration the friction problems or coefficient of rope bending or turning on metal. So what is mechanical advantage? Mechanical Advantage Definition 1 “A force created through mechanical means including, …

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A Petzl Carabiner How-To Guide: Choosing & Using the Right Carabiner

When using equipment to belay or to maneuver, carabiners are a vital link in the safety chain. User safety often relies on a single carabiner. To avoid the risk of breaking or accidentally opening a carabiner, it is important to know how to choose and use them. Quick access: Choosing the right carabiner shape and …

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Think Smart and Powerful… Employ Multi Use Devices

Thinking smart is power.  Power is the ability to get things done with an element of Authority.  Authority carries with it a mantle of Responsibility.  Responsibility carries with it the need for planning and expected outcomes. The following is quick mini look at developing a mindset of “multiplicity”.  Manpower is expensive.  Equipment is relatively cheap …

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Rigging Lab Academy Just Got Even Better!

So we want to give y’all a look into the future of rigging.  Well, isn’t so much about “rigging” as much as it is about the process of learning rigging.  Saving, securing, building, fixing, repairing and of course rescuing… are all part of what you guys do.  It doesn’t take many seconds to find movies …

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