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Why Tripods, Bipods & Monopods Fail

http://www.fireengineering.com/articles/2016/05/tech-rescue-failure.html

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When Two Disciplines Collide

I’m a firm believer that all the rescue disciplines in some way are intertwined. A Raker Shore provides a path for a horizontal load to be transferred vertically into the ground. Its four main components are: Wall Plate (vertical component receiving the horizontal load) Sole Plate ( horizontal component transferring the captured load into the […]

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The “Arizona Crane-Tex”

                        With amazing equipment…amazing ideas come to life. I call this the “Arizona Crane-Tex”                                        

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The Recipe For Adjustability 2 Pulleys- 2 Prusiks

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Compression Load Transfer Technique

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Our Training Is Going To Reach New Heights

I’ve admired the content that Rescue Response Gear and The Rigging Lab Academy has created for many years now. Pat Rhodes produced some amazing video content for The Rigging Lab and unbeknownst to him truly inspired me to explore and fall in love with an entirely different side of rigging. When I received an email […]

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Who Said Cribbing Was Just For Supporting Loads…

During a class I was running a problem presented itself. Because of the anchor location in relation to the load, the mainline was being forced against the structure. Utilizing directional pulleys to steer the rope away from the structure wasn’t an option because any and all anchor points were on the same side of the […]

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Today The Prusik Was Assigned A New Job

      Outside of the Arizona Vortex legs creating a amazing piece of equipment, they also make a nice anchor point. The only thing I didn’t care for was how the rope , once under a load would be compressed against the leg itself. After kicking some ideas around I found that a prusik […]

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First Responders Keep Your Eyes Open

        I drove past this the other day and felt this would be something good to share. The pictured structure was damaged in a motor vehicle accident. It’s difficult to tell in this picture but the distance from the front of the overhang to the exterior wall of the structure is roughly […]

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Repurposing TGI’s For Good Use

                             

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