Rope Rescue II- Ouray, CO

A CONTINUATION OF ROPE RESCUE I-FUNDAMENTALS WITH AN EMPHASIS ON MORE SPECIALIZED SYSTEMS Rope Rescue II – Operational Leadership is an advanced-level offering for previous RfR alums. Participants in this seminar can expect a detailed examination of ropework physics and principles. A strong emphasis will be placed on team leadership development through exercises designed to broaden [...]

ITRS 2019

We just returned from the annual International Technical Rescue Symposium (ITRS) held in Albuquerque, NM. Rigging for Rescue has been attending and presenting at this event since its infancy in 1986 (NATRS at that time).  The symposium is a gathering of around 170 attendees to discuss, dissect, and debate all things rescue-related.  Having personally attended [...]

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 II- Ouray, CO

A CONTINUATION OF ROPE RESCUE I-FUNDAMENTALS WITH AN EMPHASIS ON MORE SPECIALIZED SYSTEMS Rope Rescue II – Operational Leadership is an advanced-level offering for previous RfR alums. Participants in this seminar can expect a detailed examination of ropework physics and principles. A strong emphasis will be placed on team leadership development through exercises designed to broaden [...]

Contract Seminars

Customized Seminars at Your Location Bring us to your location! Rigging for Rescue is the product of considerable research and development and has been given on contract to various groups across the continent from state fire academies to industrial rescue teams and mountain rescue specialists. When there are six or more people from your organization [...]

West Metro Fire

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, [...]

Update and Beyond, Ouray 2012

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.

Difficult Edge Transitions

Difficult edge transitions are among the more challenging scenarios one may encounter rope rescue.  Occasionally, situations arise when a team must negotiate an abrupt edge with no high directional, and the patient condition does not allow for a vertical litter orientation.  In these circumstances, a smooth operation hinges on a strong and coordinated litter attendant, [...]

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