Monthly Archives: May 2010

Field Work Essential in Trench and Structural Collapse Rescue

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Rope Care & Cleaning Tips

  Life safety rope is an essential tool for rescue operations. It is your responsibility to learn and understand the capabilities and limitations of your life safety rope before using it. Be sure to read the manufacturer’s instructions for the … Continue reading

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Kay L. Goodwyn, President/CEO

Kay L. Goodwyn is President of Roco Rescue, Inc. headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. In 1983 she joined Roco as an equity partner; and, in 2001, Goodwyn became sole owner of the corporation. In a male-dominated profession, this woman-owned business … Continue reading

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Study Proves Four-person Fire Crews Faster

“Fire risks grow exponentially. Each minute of delay is critical to the safety of the occupants and firefighters and is directly related to property damage,” said Jason Averill, a principal investigator on the study who leads NIST’s Engineered Fire Safety Group within its Building and Fire Research Laboratory. Continue reading

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OSHA Steps Up Enforcement

Announced in an April 22 news release, the SVEP, which will go into effect by the beginning of June, is intended to focus OSHA enforcement resources on employers who endanger workers by repeatedly demonstrating indifference to their responsibilities under the law. This supplemental enforcement tool includes increased OSHA inspections in these worksites, mandatory OSHA follow-up inspections, and inspections of other worksites of the same employer where similar hazards and deficiencies may be present. Continue reading

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John D. Voinche’, VP, Chief Operating Officer

  John Voinche’ currently serves as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Roco Rescue. As VP/COO, John plays a key role in the day-to-day operations of the company. He’s been actively involved with Roco since 1990 and along with … Continue reading

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