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Anchoring: Focus Floating Guying Concepts

Obviously anchoring as a concept is a huge topic.  The variations in any given anchoring course can range wildly depending on the vision, scope, knowledge and imagination a give team or person has.  Here is what a typical anchoring course would look like.  I have rounded them out to 10 topics. Anchor Points Selection and …

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Planning Your Artificial High Directional: What to Use and When

If you’ve been following Rigging Lab Academy at all for the last year or so, it is clear there has been a large emphasis placed on the Artificial High Directional. There are so many reasons why this is, and if you haven’t quite been brought up to speed yet, check out some previous blogs and …

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Winch Power, Artificial High Directionals and Human Curiosity

We have been saying for years… “it doesn’t take 6 people to do a rescue”.  Really!  Two strong, smart and logical riggers (certainly no more than three) can do a raise and lower from just about any place. I think over the years, a near sided perspective and a lack of vision has kept thousands …

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What’s the Buzz about the Artificial High Directional?

There is no secret that the Artificial High Directional has become, and is currently all the craze in the rescue world. These systems can be somewhat costly, and undoubtedly entail a good amount of specialized training; so the question is why have so many teams across the world turned to these tools as a must-have …

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The Truck-Based Gin Pole

The Truck-Based Gin Pole   Many fire apparatus in North America are equipped with anchor points around the truck specifically for rope rescue usage. This is most commonly found on heavy rescue units and those with special tasking for technical rescue activities. Practicality of these anchor points can come in many forms, and with the …

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Elevated Anchors – Setting Up For The Resultant

The use of elevated anchors, i.e. high directional anchor systems, is a mandatory requirement of NFPA 1670 for rope technicians. Having said this, it is impossible to discuss one facet of rope rigging and not address all the many other aspects at the same time. A rope system is like a living breathing thing; like …

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Friction and Resultants: How Come We Don’t Fall Down When We Walk?

Hey all, I want to preface that before we dive into this stuff on resultants, friction and direction of vector forces… this is tough stuff.  The reason I am bringing this out in the open,  is because it is critically important to understand.  Not just slightly important, but critically important!  Why?  The very ground you …

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