Tech Rescue talk

What's in Your Kit?

Cliff Freer

February 18, 2015

There are a lot of great products out there. There are a lot of inspired, very smart people out there that have this knack for design and function that, well to put it simply, can make our jobs easier and safer.  That being said, we need to cautious about buying in to every new piece of equipment on the market.

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Confined Spaces

Pete Hall

October 20, 2014

So today you’re riding the jump seat of Engine 6  and you take in a call for a “man down”, “no further info”. On arrival you see a utility truck parked next to a manhole with no one around. On further investigation you see two men slumped over at the bottom of the hole.  What do you do next?

With an average of 67 deaths a year (1 every four days!) coming from confined spaces and almost 60% coming from would be rescuers, its clear that letting your guys dive into the hole is not the answer.

So lets back up, what is a confined space?

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Righting your craft!

Pete Hall

August 10, 2014

So you are paddling your IRB in some class 3 rapids and suddenly things go sideways, your boat flips. Thankfully the equipment is all secured safely to the craft per your Department’s SOPs. But now you find yourselves in a defensive position heading downstream clinging to an upturned craft. How will you right it?

Ok, so this is not as dramatic as it all sounds, righting your craft can be done quickly and easily following a few simple steps

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