Ratchet Straps Tips Ratchet straps should be inspected after every use. Inspect the strap for irregularities in shape or weave, cuts or frays, excessive wear, and...
Rivers are incredibly dynamic environments with an unlimited supply of hazards that can change a seemingly uneventful rescue sequence into a nightmare.
One can get easily overwhelmed by the technicality of rope rescue or can simply avoid some of the more in depth engineering principles.
How do you get your fire department going in the discipline of tech rescue?
At every heavy rescue and extrication program, we are taught to remove glass as needed and in as controlled a manner as practical and possible.
There are many reasons a victim is trapped at mid height: gear malfunctions or failures, injuries resulting from falling debris, medical emergencies, etc.
What is your approach and thought process when you come across a technical rescue or any type of rescue for that matter?
Structural collapse operations are a high risk/low frequency event that can kill firefighters when not practiced properly.
There's a 30-minute window to pull off a rescue sequence, if we are lucky.
While I was in Germany for the 2014 Rescue Days a Man Truck and Bus representative handed out information on their rescue guides. Man created a...
According to NIOSH, confined-space events are typically found to be the direct result of three common factors: a lack of recognition of hazards; a lack of...
Most rope rescues are highly technical events requiring in-depth knowledge of physics, engineering and safety.