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Knot Tying Guides

Here’s a great knot refresher!

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Ropes and Knots

In the fire academy, basic fire service knots are taught and just as easily forgotten without practice and training.  Checkout the Rescue Knots for Roco Students downloadable PDF file.

 

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Rescue Rigs

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!

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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!

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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?

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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.

Skeletal-muscle pump

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.

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Below is a PowerPoint on the effects of falling.


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200 Feet Down Rope Rescue

West Metro Fire Rescue Training & Event Center posted a unique and very successful tech rescue on their Facebook page. Checkout the video below.

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Tech Rescue

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.

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