VT Prusik for Rescue Belays

VT Prusik for Rescue Belays - Abstract Rope rescue teams typically operate redundant two-rope systems with inclusion of a fail- safe mechanism for fall arrest. Examples include the MPD, 540° Rescue Belay, Petzl I’D, and Tandem Prusiks to name a few. Teams operating in remote environments with longer ingress/egress distances often favor lighter [...]

The Great State of Maine

We recently returned from our biennial visit to the spectacular coast of Maine on Mount Desert Island in Acadia National Park. The training event brings together the handful of SAR teams that perform high angle rope rescues in the state. Given the small size of the state, it is not uncommon for the various [...]

Rope Rescue I- Moab, UT

FIVE DAYS OF INTENSIVE INSTRUCTOR-LEVEL ROPE RESCUE TECHNIQUES AND PRINCIPLES Rope Rescue I- Fundamentals explores in great depth and breadth the topics & techniques for effectively conducting sound rope rescue operations. This offering will emphasize development of exceptional fundamental skills while maintaining the sought-after Rigging for Rescue curriculum flexibility. By tailoring the seminar content to the group at [...]

Summer wrap-up

The summer RfR season proved to be a whirlwind. We traveled near and far working with a variety of rescue teams from very different backgrounds and mission profiles. Continued areas of participant interest included: pros and cons of Two Tensioned systems and how/when/why to apply them effectively use of the VT Prusik in rescue systems [...]

Rope Rescue I- Ouray, CO

FIVE DAYS OF INTENSIVE INSTRUCTOR-LEVEL ROPE RESCUE TECHNIQUES AND PRINCIPLES Rope Rescue I- Fundamentals explores in great depth and breadth the topics & techniques for effectively conducting sound rope rescue operations. This offering will emphasize development of exceptional fundamental skills while maintaining the sought-after Rigging for Rescue curriculum flexibility. By tailoring the seminar content to the group at [...]

Rope Rescue I- Ouray, CO

FIVE DAYS OF INTENSIVE INSTRUCTOR-LEVEL ROPE RESCUE TECHNIQUES AND PRINCIPLES Rope Rescue I- Fundamentals explores in great depth and breadth the topics & techniques for effectively conducting sound rope rescue operations. This offering will emphasize development of exceptional fundamental skills while maintaining the sought-after Rigging for Rescue curriculum flexibility. By tailoring the seminar content to the group at [...]

Rope Rescue I- Ouray, CO

FIVE DAYS OF INTENSIVE INSTRUCTOR-LEVEL ROPE RESCUE TECHNIQUES AND PRINCIPLES Rope Rescue I- Fundamentals explores in great depth and breadth the topics & techniques for effectively conducting sound rope rescue operations. This offering will emphasize development of exceptional fundamental skills while maintaining the sought-after Rigging for Rescue curriculum flexibility. By tailoring the seminar content to the group at [...]

Rope Rescue I- Moab, UT

FIVE DAYS OF INTENSIVE INSTRUCTOR-LEVEL ROPE RESCUE TECHNIQUES AND PRINCIPLES Rope Rescue I- Fundamentals explores in great depth and breadth the topics & techniques for effectively conducting sound rope rescue operations. This offering will emphasize development of exceptional fundamental skills while maintaining the sought-after Rigging for Rescue curriculum flexibility. By tailoring the seminar content to the group at [...]

Rope Rescue I- Las Vegas, NV

FIVE DAYS OF INTENSIVE INSTRUCTOR-LEVEL ROPE RESCUE TECHNIQUES AND PRINCIPLES Rope Rescue I- Fundamentals explores in great depth and breadth the topics & techniques for effectively conducting sound rope rescue operations. This offering will emphasize development of exceptional fundamental skills while maintaining the sought-after Rigging for Rescue curriculum flexibility. By tailoring the seminar content to the group at [...]

The International Technical Rescue Symposium

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 [...]

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