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?
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.
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.
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!
May 15, 2015
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?