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Rescue Response Team CASE FILE N.013-A Plan takes Action

Two boys exploring a cave and one falls in. Our heros respond and deploy rope rescue gear and rescue techniques to successfully lower a medic to attend to the injured boy. They then raise the boy up out of the cave and transport him to an ambulance.  Now whether this is or isn’t what a …

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Rescue Rope-Based Rigging Concepts: A book review

Rescue Rope-Based Rigging Concepts… A new book by Steve Crandall.  At first glance I see Images, Content and a Warning sign!  A warning sign? Because books are not intended to be used in place of active proficient practice. Steve’s insight on the subject of rope rescue, rigging and intellectual concepts of physics, breathes life into the …

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Pareto Purchasing

As I sit here the day after Christmas, I have much to be thankful for.  Often this means going through all the stuff that has accumulated in my memory banks, databases, family archives and images.  When it comes to having a family business for over 20 years… you realize that you must take a stand on …

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Carabiners – Rescue Response Gear

A carabiner (/kærəˈbiːnər/) or karabiner is a metal loop with a spring-loaded gate[1] used to quickly and reversibly connect components in safety-critical systems. The word is a shortened form of Karabinerhaken, German for ‘spring hook for a carbine’. Carabiners are widely used in rope-intensive activities such as climbing, arboriculture, caving, sailing, rope rescue, construction, industrial …

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