West Metro Fire Rescue Training & Event Center posted a unique and very successful tech rescue on their Facebook page. Checkout the video below.
A 15-year-old falls into an old mine shaft, ending up some 200 feet below the surface. West Metro’s Technical Rescue Team, Golden Fire-Rescue and Alpine Rescue Team all worked together to safety pull the teen out. Here’s what this dangerous rescue was like, from the firefighter who was first in.
Roswell GA Heavy Rescue Sutphen SVI-Trucks
This apparatus comes equipped with a Command Light Knight 2 series light tower, Carefree Mirage Lateral Arm Patio Awning, Resolve Space Saver fill station, Cab/Body Walk-Through Connection and packed full of Paratech Struts!
Roswell, GA Heavy Rescue
Roswell, GA Fire Rescue had a new heavy rescue built with a 22′ aluminum SVI-body mounted on a 20″ raised roof Sutphen Monarch chassis with a Cummins X12 500 HP engine. This apparatus comes equipped with a Command Light Knight 2 series light tower, Carefree Mirage Lateral Arm Patio Awning, Resolve Space Saver fill station, Cab/Body Walk-Through Connection and packed full of Paratech Struts!
Knot Tying Guides
Here’s a great knot refresher!
Hunter/Tree Climber Rescue
Hunting season is right around the corner in most parts of the United States. Have you trained on rescuing a stranded hunter hanging in their harness after a fall?
Tree Climber Rescue
Checkout the two videos below with some great game plans and tips on rescuing someone out of a tree or hanging in a harness after falling out of a hunting blind.
Harness Induced Pathology is a silent killer in High Angle Rope Rescue, it can also be known as Harness hanging syndrome, Suspension Trauma, Suspension Induced Shock, and Etc.
Did you know that your muscle help pump the blood thru your body? The skeletal-muscle pump is a collection of skeletal muscles that aid the heart in the circulation of blood. It is especially important in increasing venous return to the heart, but may also play a role in arterial blood flow.
- Here is a link to a great article called Suspension trauma on the National Center for Biotechnology Information’s website.
- While the post, Best Safety’s Chip Macdonald reviews the CMC / ROCO FreeTech™ Harness is an advertisement/product review. Chip put a great deal of useful information in it worth a read.
Below is a PowerPoint on the effects of falling.