Personal Competencies

Culture vs New Opportunity… Locks and Keys Must Always Match

Alright!  Here we are again to talk about something “sort of out there?…  You love this right?  Culture vs New Opportunity.  We’ve been discussing “creating a mass movement”.  Everything we talk about here is solid for team building, systems, operations and politics.  So lets break this down a bit. First what is a New Opportunity …

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A Great Product Isn’t For You Unless You Can Define The Problem You Are Solving For

As we all know… a single person can’t win the world.  Well, one person did, but other than he, we need a ton of help to shift things.  In rescue, culture plays a huge roll as to how systems and techniques play out.  Not sure about that statement?  Compare climbing, with mountain rescue.  Fire service …

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The Confusing World of ANSI Standards Just Got Easier

INTRODUCTION TO ANSI STANDARDS An American National Standard implies a consensus of those substantially concerned with its scope and provisions. An American National Standard is intended as a guide to aid the manufacturer, the consumer, and the general public. The existence of an American National Standard does not in any respect preclude anyone, whether they …

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An Introduction to Jiggers

The following information is meant only as an informational introduction to the loveable jigger system. An Introduction to Jiggers Generally, these beauties are considered pre-rigged pulley systems used mainly for hauling, but can be very important in lowering heavy loads as well. The advantage of these systems is in their rapid deployment, and straightforward operation …

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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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Building Blocks of Technical Rescue- 4 Step Process

Each block of the graph represents those things that are instrumental in performing a successful technical rescue. These blocks include personnel, equipment, training, and leadership. Each level is supported by the larger and more substantial level immediately below. The Rescue Level is supported by training level blocks that are more extensive and demanding higher skills. …

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Who is Taking Rigging to the Next Level?

So who is taking this industry to the next level?  Manufacturers?  Riggers? Trainers? Who? So this might offend some and others may agree… still others may not have even thought about this.  Having watched Valley Uprising for the umpteenth time, I am simply flabbergasted at how the levels keep getting raised. Now I am not …

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