RRG Gear Review

Petzl Maestro – An Amazing Tool For Technical Rescue Operations

PETZL MAESTRO (Small and Large) is a descender designed for technical rescue operations. It facilitates the manipulation of heavy loads, for lowering or hauling, and may be used in both the primary system or in a back-up belay. This versatility allows rescuers to adapt to any situation they may encounter on the rescue scene. The …

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CONFINED SPACE RESCUE WITH THE PETZL MAESTRO

The PETZL MAESTRO is a descent control device with an integral progress capture pulley for technical rescues. Additional MAESTRO benefits include:  Shifting from a haul to lower is immediate and efficient without having to transfer the load Can efficiently haul and lower heavy loads Serve as the primary or back-up system A small hole on …

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Drop loop haul on the MAESTRO for urgent rescue

From Gear In Use: Technical Rescue ~ 5.1 Drop loop haul on the MAESTRO for urgent rescue In certain cases of extreme urgency requiring a very rapid response, the rescuer can access the victim by descending on one rope. Once the emergency has been addressed, upward evacuation can be done at a “normal” level of …

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The Cost of Doing Business with a Dynamic Directional Between Gin-pole and A-Frame

The cost of rope rescue rigging and training, much less a rescue, has some inherent expenditures.  There is the direct cost of the gear, which to some might seem like a lot, but in reality it pales in comparison to the costs of personnel and training.  These can easily be broken down into professionals who …

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CMC Arizona Vortex Series 2 of 4: Arizona Vortex Tripod Configuration

Arizona Vortex Tripod Configuration Here we are at CMC rescue in Goleta, California. We’re going to set up the Arizona Vortex. It is a traditional tripod for entry to this manhole right here. The Arizona Vortex is an artificial high directional. It has numerous configurations. We’re going to share the most basic configuration. That is …

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CMC PROSWIVEL™ PULLEYS

CMC PROSWIVEL™ PULLEYS Strong, versatile, and ergonomic pulleys are at the foundation of efficient rope systems for rescue and work at height. Expanding on the original patented swivel pulley line by Rock Exotica, the CMC ProSwivel Pulleys are time-tested and brought to you by two companies committed to quality and service. Each pulley is certified …

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE PETZL SPIN PULLEYS

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE PETZL SPIN PULLEYS For rescue teams all over the world, having the most efficient equipment possible for whatever situation they may face, is an absolute priority. Released in 2020, the Petzl MAESTRO descender with integrated progress-capture pulley delivers exactly that. In addition, the family of SPIN pulleys rounds …

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Everything You Need to Know About the NEWTON Harnesses

Everything You Need to Know About the NEWTON Harnesses MARCH 15 2021 FRAMING AND ROOFING   Designed for those who spend their days working at height, the new NEWTON fall-arrest harnesses were built so that your personal protective equipment doesn’t get in the way of efficiently getting the job done. Even more so than the …

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MORE IS POSSIBLE ~ Introducing the 13 mm CMC CLUTCH™ BY HARKEN INDUSTRIAL™

CMC CLUTCH by Harken Industrial is the latest evolution in rescue and rope access hardware. The CLUTCH is patented and made in the USA by CMC and Harken Industrial in a partnership that combines over 90 years of experience in rescue and rope management. Suited to a multitude of rigging operations, the CLUTCH moves seamlessly …

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The Arizona Vortex Guidebook

What is the best way to use The Vortex Guidebook? “Specialized training and experience in technical rigging is absolutely essential for safety use. This manual/guidebook is not a substitute for hands-on training, but it will accelerate it beyond your wildest dreams”. What You’ll Learn Inside this demonstration, we’ll cover topics like… Vortex Set and Hardware …

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