Check this out! SureClip

March 23, 2016

One of the challenges with any rescue operation is striking a balance between safe rescue methods that workers can learn and remember when needed and a plan that covers and addresses every aspect of risk.  How do you keep the rescuers safe, while making sure the rescue plan isn't so complicated that it takes 3 hours to make entry?

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Head to Head: Swivel Pulleys by Rock Exotica and CMC

December 04, 2015


This article features two great pulleys, both with a built-in swivel head.  One is by Rock Exotica, the other by CMC.  For this blog, we'll be looking at the 2" single pulley and 1.5" double pulley varieties.  Let's get to it.

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Check this out! - Platinum Rope by Teufelberger Rope Co.

September 01, 2015

New England Ropes / Teufelberger Rope Co. know a thing or two about making the strings we all go work and play with, but it seems they've hit on something really amazing with this latest upgrade.  Ladies and gentlemen of the academy, please meet Platinum Rope.

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Check this out! ClampBot by Conterra

July 01, 2015



Here's a cool item to hit the market recently - the ClampBot by Conterra.  It does sound like it's named after a B-grade sci-fi horror movie, but actually, this little gem works amazingly well!

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Head to Head: Petzl Vertex Best vs. PMI Advantage Helmets

May 15, 2015

Vertex Best    VERSUS   Advantage


This episode features two great helmet options for rescuers: the Vertex Best by Petzl, and the Advantage helmet by PMI.  There's no doubt that both of these helmets are excellent options and are used by a wide variety of rescue teams; from SAR to Fire Departments to Industrial Tower Crane workers, but what sets these helmets apart and, given your line of work, what makes one better than the other for you?

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Welcome to the new website

April 14, 2015

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