Category Archives: FAQ’s

Frequently asked questions from rescue professionals.

The Roco Rescue Blog has Moved!

The Roco Rescue Blog has moved to our main website at http://www.RocoRescue.com – We have over 200 rescue-related articles on our blog and are constantly working to bring you the most relevant content in the industry!

Posted in Articles, Confined Space Types Chart, Events, FAQ's, Important Links, Meet Us, News & Views, Photo Posts, PRO-files, Real Rescues, Rescue Students Talk, Resources, Tips & Techniques, Upcoming Courses | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

SKED FAQ’s

Here are a few facts on the SKED Stretcher straight from Skedco.  We’ve used the SKED for decades here at Roco and it still proves to be one of the most dependable, versatile pieces of gear out there – especially … Continue reading

Posted in FAQ's, News & Views, Tips & Techniques | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Confined Space Fatalities…a closer look at the numbers

At some point during just about every Roco CSRT Rescue Stand-By job, someone will ask us why we are there. After we tell them that we’re there to make sure all the workers go home safely (and explain some of … Continue reading

Posted in FAQ's, News & Views | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

FAQ: When should I retire my rescue rope?

 When should I retire my rescue rope? It’s always best to refer to your rope manufacturer for proper care, inspection and replacement, so that’s what we did. Here’s what Steve Hudson, President of PMI Rope, had to say. He first … Continue reading

Posted in FAQ's, News & Views, Tips & Techniques | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

FAQ: Can I use my training rope for rescue?

We’re often asked about using training rope for rescue purposes, so here’s what we discovered… The short answer is yes. However, NFPA 1500 provides some additional guidelines. NFPA 1500 Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Program (2007 Edition) 7.16.3* Life … Continue reading

Posted in FAQ's, News & Views | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cleaning Your Rope…Here’s What the Experts Have to Say

We are often asked, “How should I maintain my rescue equipment – especially rope?” So, we went to our friends at CMC and PMI for the answers.  Keep in mind, however, you should always follow your rope manufacturer’s care and cleaning … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, FAQ's, News & Views | Leave a comment