Scene Management

The Prequel: Unveiling the Essence of Rope Rescue Training

This is the Beginning of a longer series focusing on: The 13 Critical Components in Rope Rescue Training and found within Rigging Lab This course serves a dual purpose: first, it acts as a comprehensive roadmap designed for both experienced rope technicians and aspiring leaders within the realm of rope rescue. Its primary goal is …

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Why Studying Iconic Coaches is Essential for Advancing Rope Rescue Excellence

In recent weeks, I’ve immersed myself in the realm of NFL coaching. While the names of Vince Lombardi, John Madden, Hank Stram, Tom Landry, Chuck Noll, and Don Shula are widely recognized, it’s become increasingly apparent that coaching in the NFL from the 1960s through the early 1980s represented a unique era, starkly contrasting with …

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Building Safety and Efficiency: Bridging the Gap Between Administrative Teams and Rope Technician Leaders in Rope Rescue and Rigging

In the world of rope rescue and rigging within governmental agencies, a successful operation is the result of teamwork between administrative teams and rope technician leaders. This blog explores the key factors that connect these two crucial groups and how their collaboration ensures safety, efficiency, and success in the rope rescue and rigging industry. From …

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How Do We Measure Potential and Success?

The following is inferred from the book The GAP and the GAIN by Dan Sullivan The context is human development, not algorithmic outcomes. The question as to where measure success has been around for thousands of years.  The topic could be about personal development or team development.  How about some topics for success? How to …

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Lives Undone: Caving Rescue & Confined Spaces, PART 1 CASE FILE N.013 RESCUE RESPONSE TEAM

This is the week of what I consider family and purpose.  While yes… I will fully admit, this entire mock rescue was staged!  News right?  Well, as with all the other Rescue Response Team video series, they are all based on actual rescues.  Systems were altered a bit to reflect more up to date techniques.  …

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Cliff Rescue High Directional and Tracking Line, PART 2 CASE FILE N.014 RESCUE RESPONSE TEAM

Sianna and Natalie are best friends.  Walking innocently in the woods and bad luck befriends them… No!  A misunderstanding and  a lack of awareness on the part of both Natalie and Sianna created this domino effect. So just how often does this happen in real life?  Everyday! And thus starts another group of best friends …

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Rigging and Running A Two Rope Offset System

The following are notes taken from Peak Rescue Institute while on location in Joshua Tree National Park.  The scenario is a pick-off using an “offset” and more specific a “two rope offset system”.  I choose to keep the audio on this video as it really calls out the importance of communication.  Offsets provide an amazing …

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Rescue Rope-Based Rigging Concepts: A book review

Rescue Rope-Based Rigging Concepts… A new book by Steve Crandall.  At first glance I see Images, Content and a Warning sign!  A warning sign? Because books are not intended to be used in place of active proficient practice. Steve’s insight on the subject of rope rescue, rigging and intellectual concepts of physics, breathes life into the …

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Caving Rescue & Confined Spaces, PART 1 CASE FILE N.013 RESCUE RESPONSE TEAM | Block and Tackle

Part 1 of this High Definition video of two boys exploring a cave is sure to grab your attention. One boy falls into a cave. The Rescue Response Team responds and employs rope rescue gear and rescue techniques to successfully lower a medic to attend to the injured boy. They then raise the boy up …

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