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Technical Rope Rescue

Discussion in 'Firefighter/EMS Talk' started by aspartz, Oct 16, 2005.

  1. aspartz


    Oct 19, 2000
    Sandstone, MN 55072
    I just finished the low/high angle part of my NFPA 1670 Technician class(es)

    Things I learned:
    1) Sedentary middle aged males are not the best candidates for lots of hill climbing

    2) People carry a grudge is they land a bit too had and in an unplanned way

    3) Hanging inverted is not a good thing for gastric reflux

    Seriously, it was a killer class. Not the same as initial attack interior work, but the same pucker factor going over the edge.

    Anyone else take this? Experiences, stories? Advice? Now I have to get the city to come up with the gear to get our rescue team started.

  2. oldstyle

    oldstyle Jeep Pirate

    Jan 31, 2002
    Jacksonville, Fl
    No doubt about the pucker factor! Going over is a rush!

  3. RESCUE31

    RESCUE31 G-22 G-27

    Oct 20, 2005
    Big Red Truck
    I have just finished my rope rescue training, it was a blast! The training was broken up into 3 courses.

    Rope I- high angle/low angle
    Rope II- mechanical advantage
    Rope III- high line

    If I could give any advice it would be to start a rope log and use it religously.
  4. RESCUE31

    RESCUE31 G-22 G-27

    Oct 20, 2005
    Big Red Truck
    I just wanted to post some pics of my RopeIII class.
  5. RESCUE31

    RESCUE31 G-22 G-27

    Oct 20, 2005
    Big Red Truck
  6. RESCUE31

    RESCUE31 G-22 G-27

    Oct 20, 2005
    Big Red Truck
    This is one of our small grass rigs and our technical rescue trailer.
  7. Tvov


    Sep 30, 2000
    I haven't done any rope rescue classes, but a bunch of guys in my dept have. We have done some rope rescue at drills, mostly to get the guys who haven't taken classes familiar with some of the basics (this is not to "certify" anyone, just to know what to do to help out the guys who are certified).

    One thing that inevitably comes up during a rope drill, is making sure that the full body harness is adjusted correctly, especially the straps that go under the crotch. OUCH! ;)
  8. D25

    D25 The Quick

    Jan 26, 2003
    I had my first real high angle rescue call last month. An approximately 145 kilo trauma entry patient is a good way to find flaws in your training.;P

    On a side note, is there such a thing as an XL stokes basket? Anyone have any ideas about how to improvise such a device?
  9. tie your own knots,

    if you cant tie a knot, tie a lot (wrong)

    double check everything (twice)

    high angle is a true rush. (pick offs at 50 feet just cant be beat)

    the prussic just my be your best friend.