Monthly Archives: March 2011

Confined Space Stand-by Teams: How many members?

This topic was brought to light by one of our blog participants. Since it may affect many industrial rescue teams in our readership, we are posting the information here to share with the entire community. In response to a question about … Continue reading

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USAR Update from VA Task Force 1 in Japan

Our thoughts and prayers go to the people of Japan as well as the many incredible personnel involved in the rescue and recovery efforts. Sharon Bulova, Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, provided this update on VA Task Force 1, who was deployed to Japan a few … Continue reading

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How often should I replace my rescue harness?

We get many calls asking about the “life expectancy” of rope, harnesses and other nylon products. Of course, there are many factors involved and no one “set in stone” answer, but a lot depends on how much you use your harness … Continue reading

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Equipment manufacturers are becoming increasingly concerned about substandard equipment making its way into the rescue market. Most often, this equipment is not tested to the appropriate standards and presents a risk to rescuers and end users. We recently received a … Continue reading

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Roco Challenge Day 2 – Spring 2011

Here’s another video from Roco’s Rescue Challenge. Hope everyone who was there enjoyed the event. And thanks for hanging out with Roco! WATCH ON YOU TUBE

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Rescue Challenge Spring 2011 Teams


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