Search and Rescue (SAR) members are a crossbred group of heroes that often spend an ungodly amount of time trying fix what others have broken; they are either lost, hurt and damaged, trapped or stuck in places and on things that sometimes defy logic. They do it mostly out of honoring others before themselves or simply out of duty. Either way, these folks are studs.
As SAR members, your time is not always your own. You have much to learn in a very small space of time. Your duties may include performing ground, aerial, or water-based search and rescue operations. Supervise between one to six search and rescue personnel. May perform technical rope rescue, hasty searches, grid searching for evidence or clues, aerial searches, helicopter short haul, etc.
We’re excited to bring you a taste of these elements that you, as a SAR member, routinely work with. It’s our hope this mini-course breathes some freshness into your training life while saving you time and energy.
A few of the topics we'll cover for you are...
- Knots, Bends and Hitches
- Managing Friction
- Basic Litter Handling
- Rigging Principles
- Rigging Physics
- Mechanical Advantage Systems
- Anchor Building and Systems
- Artificial High Directionals
- Skate-blocks and Offsets
Each unit of this mini-course was hand selected from a full-featured course exclusively available here at Rigging Lab Academy. For those of you who're interested in getting instant access to all of these courses, taking their SAR knowledge to the next level. Having been involved with search and rescue for many years, we more than understand the plight of being a non paid professional rescuer. Time, energy and resources are always limiting factors to success, which is why we want this course accessible to you.
The full-featured courses that inspired the individual units of the Search and Rescue Mini-Course include...
- Gin Poles with Tom Wood & Vertical Rescue Solutions
- Conversations In Rigging
- Traditional & Removable Bolt Placement with Martin Barnett & Trask Bradbury
- Elements of Rigging
- Advanced Rigging Physics 1: Vectors & Mechanical Advantage
- Advanced Rigging Physics 2: Equipment
- Rigging Physics II with Pat Rhodes
- Basic Litter Handling
- Horizontal Rigging 3: Major Taglines / 2 Rope Offsets
- Smooth & Simple Rigging: Anchoring
Peace on your days...