From Jason Ilowite… our instructor for this flagship course 5 Day Advance Workshop.
So a little bit about the upcoming 5 Day Advance Workshop and why I think it’s important and valuable. I think the five day course addresses a problem that many of us, and I say us, I’m talking about fire service, rescue. I’m talking about mountain guys, I’m talking about tree guys. I’m talking about anybody who uses ropes to access people, to move people, to rescue people. We’re all in the same community.
I think a common problem that we all share, and it’s something that I could speak about from personal experience, is we all get initial training and whether that be through our fire service organizations, whatever it is, we all get our initial basic training in rope rescue. And really that’s where things end.
And so what happens is we start getting more equipment, technology advances, techniques change, all sorts of things are changing in our community. And there’s not really a whole bunch of people out there addressing that problem. And I’m sure there’s somebody sitting in a firehouse right now, just like I was, saying, man I have a lot of equipment that is new. Maybe we have a Vortex. Maybe we have MPDs, maybe we have AZTEK kits, maybe we have Petzl IDs. There’s all sorts of stuff and maybe we have all these things. But man, I don’t know how to use it.
One of the biggest components that this five day course is going to focus on, and honestly revolves around predominantly, is the use of high directionals. And so when we talk about that we’re doing that because so many people out there have these high directionals. And honestly technology and the options on the market have developed to a point where there’s really no reason not to incorporate a high directional into your rope rescue team if you don’t have one or to expand your knowledge if you do have one into a bunch of different ways that you can use that.
So high directionals are really there to make our lives easier as the rescue team managing friction at the edge and providing a much cleaner and easier path for a rescue [literer 00:01:56] to take when we’re negotiating those edges.
So in this course we used a variety of different high directionals and I think that’s what kinda is going to separate this from a lot of other different trainings out there. We didn’t just focus on the Arizona Vortex, we didn’t just focus on the [teradapter 00:02:10] and we didn’t just use the vector. We used all three of those and in all three of them in different ways.
So it’s really all encompassing when it comes to high directionals, no matter what high directional you have in your cache or what high directional you’re thinking about getting, this five day course is going to be able to help you learn how to use that high directional in not just one way but several different ways to improve your operations as a whole.
NOTE! We have some fill in video we want to complete before we release this amazing course. Jason brought in some a really crazy AHD set up and making sure y’all have the backdrop to making the most of the workshop is important. And to this end… I will be introducing a new partner join RLA as well… Stay Tuned!!!
Peace on your Days…