Last week we hosted a Rigging for Rescue 'Update & Beyond' Seminar, open to previous Rigging for Rescue seminar participants. As usual, we had a great crew and beautiful weather, and we capitalized on both to accomplish some fantastic field exercises. We also had the pleasure of hosting three international participants: two from the Ontario [...]
We recently wrapped up a rope rescue training workshop in the Gauteng province of South Africa. We had conducted a similar Rigging for Rescue program down in Cape Town in 2010. One of the participants from that workshop, Rob Thomas, runs a mountain guiding and rescue training company called the School for Mountain Leadership here [...]
Finding Balance: Patient Care in Technical Rescue A specialized 3-day intensive workshop for previous RfR participants focusing on: a critical thinking approach to effective leadership, size-up, teamwork, and putting it all together in a technical rescue as it pertains to patient care and evacuation finding balance in efficiently meshing the medical aspects of patient care [...]
Mike and Chris just returned from another great ITRS conference. This year's conference was held in Seattle from November 1-4. As usual the conference showcased a number of quality presentations about the latest in technical rescue research, including a presentation and key note address from the well renowned John Dill of YOSAR. Mike presented RfR's [...]
Last week was our Self Rescue and Small Team Response Workshop held at our home base of Ouray, Colorado. The participants were keen, the weather was flawless, and we had an outstanding week of training. Exercises included basic belay escapes and transfers of tension, rescuing the second as well as the leader using counter-balance techniques, [...]
A demonstration drop test of the British Columbia Council on Technical Rescue Belay Competence Drop Test Method 1 meter drop on 3 meters of 11 millimeter low stretch rope with a 200kg test mass. The belay device is a mechanical rope grab: the Gibbs ascender.
Rigging for Rescue recently traveled to Colorado's Front Range to work with a group of firefighters from multiple agencies around the state. The course was hosted by West Metro Fire and was a great training with highly skilled participants. Included in the exercises were difficult edge transitions with a vertically oriented litter, a deflection line, [...]
Many thanks to our friends at Las Vegas Metro PD SAR for working with us to now offer an open enrollment seminar in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area on the west end of Las Vegas. Those of you who have had the good fortune to climb out at Red Rock Canyon will instantly recognize [...]
Another great training with Denali NP and the 212th Rescue Squadron. This year's training took place out of the Serenity Falls Hut in Chugach State Park.
Once again, a great crew of participants traveled to Ouray, Colorado to attend a Rigging for Rescue Update and Beyond Seminar. This seminar is open only to previous Rigging for Rescue seminar participants. The next Update and Beyond Seminar will be held in Yosemite, California in October. Check out our website for more information.