Archive for November2015

Training The Technical Rescuer

This article will focus on instructing the technical rescuer. I use the term “instructing” loosely; this topic was sort of an “Ah ha!” moment for me. Following is the story of how I came to teach the way I do. I suffered through most of high school mainly because of poor teaching methods and a […]

45 And 60 Degree Raker Shores

https://youtu.be/pvDlfoiAYHU

Basic Concept Of Load Transfer Explained Using Cribbing

https://youtu.be/eMAdS_RdAN8

Shoring System Basics

https://youtu.be/isn9S0vBEzc

Alternate 4:1 MAS (mechanical advantage system)

https://youtu.be/qhAcXKK7RvQ

Iced Coffee…A Straw And Load Transfer

https://youtu.be/--Xyo_w9cQM

2 For 1 Rope Anchor System

https://youtu.be/9QR9b0bU1ec

Outside The Box Anchor Point

https://youtu.be/XS9wtL6iC9Y

The Arizona “Walltex”

Pictured is one of my favorite ideas I brought to life.  Travel outside the box, experiment…It’s the best way to grow.   Mike Donahue 2015-

A Common-Sense Approach To Technical Rescue

This is my first column for Fire Engineering, and in it I will review two examples of how firefighters can apply common sense to come up with solutions for even the most difficult technical rescue situations. The trick is to keep in mind the results your trying to achieve as well as the characteristics and […]

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