45 And 60 Degree Raker Shores


Basic Concept Of Load Transfer Explained Using Cribbing


Shoring System Basics


Alternate 4:1 MAS (mechanical advantage system)


Iced Coffee…A Straw And Load Transfer


2 For 1 Rope Anchor System


Outside The Box Anchor Point


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 […]

The Physics Of Rope Operations

There’s one portion in the discipline of rope rescue that I think is overlooked and, honestly, fascinating: The physics behind everything we rig. Understanding what systems to build to when to build them is one thing, but there’s more to these choices. When I first began studying rope rescue, I was provided a solid foundation […]

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