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 VPPPA Conference in New Orleans next week. Plan to attend!

The workshop is intended for safety professionals working with OSHA and ANSI requirements for the provision of prompt rescue for workers suspended/isolated at height while using personal fall arrest equipment. Emphasis will be on the pathology of suspension trauma and treatment protocol, rescue pre-plans and the hierarchy of rescue methodology. The three primary topics Chief Furr will cover are:

1.  Fall Hazard Survey Report
2.  Suspension Trauma
3.  “Post Fall” Rescue Pre-plans

Pat Furr, Chief Instructor/Technical Consultant for Roco Rescue

Pat Furr, Chief Instructor/Technical Consultant for Roco Rescue, has more than 30 years of experience in rope rescue, climbing and industrial fall protection safety. He currently teaches Roco’s Tower Work & Rescue, Rescue from Fall Protection, and Confined Space Rescue programs. Pat is also Lead Instructor for Roco-Capital Safety’s Fall Protection programs. Prior to Roco, he served 20 years as a U.S. Air Force Pararescueman (PJ), where he specialized in mountain and glacier rescue. He twice served as team leader for summits of Mt. McKinley in Alaska and spent two tours of duty in Iceland.

If you or your organization is interested in Safe Entry Into Permit Required Confined Spaces, you may want to watch this video from Pat Furr.

About Francelle Theriot

Francelle is a Louisiana native, artist, blogger, wife, mother, daughter, friend, and world traveler. She has a long career in producing award winning art for the screen, print and interiors as founding partner of a design firm. She is focusing her energy on fine art to share her idea of beauty and emotion with everyone. Her eclectic style depicts American life from a creative mother's point of view, and includes watercolor, acrylic, and mixed media.
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