Monthly Archives: August 2011

Confined Space Fatality Follow-up

Here’s a follow up to a Confined Space Fatality story we published earlier this year. One of the injured persons (a “would be” rescuer and co-worker of the initial victim) remains hospitalized since January.  According to a Cal/OSHA Chief, “it is … Continue reading

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Princeton rescue squad member dies from injuries sustained in Hurricane Irene rescue attempt

The sad news of a rescue squad member losing his life in Hurricane Irene reminds us of the courage it takes to serve others, and the dangers that are faced in the line of duty. Princeton Township, NJ A Princeton … Continue reading

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Rescue Robot from DOE Lab

The Chilean and Pike River mine disasters in 2010 revealed the dangers and difficulties faced in extracting those trapped beneath the earth. The earthquakes and hurricanes on the east coast of the US this month are an indication that extrication … Continue reading

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Roco’s Pat Furr to Speak Next Week at VPPPA in New Orleans

Subject:  Fall Protection and Post-Fall Arrest Rescue Date: Tuesday, August 30, 2011 Time: 1:15pm – 2:15pm CST Place: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Roco Chief Instructor Pat Furr will be presenting a one hour workshop at the 27th Annual National … Continue reading

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A Special Tribute…

With last week’s tragic helicopter crash, our nation suffered a tremendous loss. Having provided training for these special teams for more than ten years, we know first-hand the dedication and commitment these individuals have to our country and our freedom. Because of this, ROCO has supported … Continue reading

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Is your team ready for a 750-ft cell tower rescue?

The Burleson (TX) Fire Department recently got a chance to put their skills (and stamina)to the test when they rescued a worker from atop a 750-ft cell tower. It sounds like they did a great job, and serves as an … Continue reading

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