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A Different way to train….Sharpen Your Pencils

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What are your thoughts on picket positioning? Vertical Insert or 15 deg

Main and Back-Up Anchor Systems Utilizing One Length Of Rope

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The “Art Of Visualization”

Calculate The Degree Of A Vector From As Far As The Eye Can See…

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Intentions Were Good…

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Anchor Load Force Quiz

Can you calculate the forces each of these anchor systems will see when a load force of 400 pounds is applied?

Sloped Floor Shoring Systems

For this month’s article, I wanted to take a look at sloped floor shoring systems. Shoring systems can look complicated purely because of the number of components and steps involved in their construction. Remember the simple concept called the double funnel principle? The double funnel simply represents transferring the captured load from point A to […]

Creative Thinking In Technical Rescue

CREATIVE THINKING IN TECHNICAL RESCUE 07/30/2014 Article and photo by Mike Donahue If you’re in the emergency services business, you know that outside-the-box thinking skills are a must. To travel outside the box, you need to have the ability to think creatively about applying your tehnical rescue skills. In this article, I will share a […]

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 […]

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