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Comment by Matute on January 6, 2009 at 5:54am

Hello my name is Matias Salcedo, my e-mail is, I tell them that I am a Volunteer Firefighter Villa Maria in Argentina (and forgiveness for the google translation is not the best for this, jejeje) and I by the department of my rope rescue headquarters and the fire department in the province of Cordoba, I am interested in receiving information on rescue techniques and wells in height. Also if one of you tubiese training manuals and training equipment RITs be extremely useful. Of course if I can be useful as you need them here I am at your disposal, I do not think I can have better information, but good for you that you need here I am.
A clear whether some time to come here (for example, are now running the Dakard), invite you to eat a delicious roast beef with Argentine good.
A giant greeting and we will be communicating.

Hola mi nombre es Matias Salcedo, mi e-mail es, les cuento que soy Bombero Voluntario de Villa Maria en Argentina (y perdon por la traducción el google no es lo mejor para esto, jejeje), y estoy a cargo del departamento de rescate con cuerdas de mi cuartel, y del departamento de incendio en la provincia de Córdoba, me interesaría recibir información sobre tecnicas de rescate en pozos y en altura.
Tambien si uno de ustedes tubiese manuales de formación y entrenamiento de los equipos RITs seria de muchisima utilidad. Por supuesto si les puedo ser de utilidad en lo que a ustedes les haga falta estoy aqui a su entera disposición, no creo que yo pueda tener mejor información que ustedes pero bueno para los que le haga falta aqui estoy.
A y claro si algunas vez vienen para aqui (ahora por ejemplo están corriendo el Dakard), los invito a comer un rico asado con carne argentina de la buena.
Un saludo gigante y nos estariamos comunicando.
Comment by Muzaffer GÜVEN on December 30, 2008 at 3:44pm
Happy New Years
Live in limits, dont look down
Comment by Frederik Munnik on December 2, 2008 at 4:13am
Hi Rob, yip we have been using fullbody a.k.a. class 3 harnesses for some time now. The class 2 or conventional sit / sport harness is not for rescue as per our SOP. Reason being what goes up must come down and vise versa. Thus you must be able to ascend when you descend. What we classify as a class 2 harness does not allow one to do this. We also make use of the confined space lifting harnesses from Petzl or a locally manufactured one. But the principle remains the same. What descenders do you make use of? We are currently moving over to the ID stop as the Petzl Alp is no longer obtainible in South Africa. Rack bars is used by rescue squads futher north, I have never been over with one myself. Any comments on any of these?
Comment by ROB ELLIOTT on November 29, 2008 at 3:48pm
hey fredrik were using petzl vertical rescue equipment here in nsw australia and i use petzl in my personal equipment just wondering if you guys are using fullboady harnesses we have just stared using them here and we were told that if we dont have full boady harness we dont go over the edge
Comment by Frederik Munnik on November 27, 2008 at 2:29am
Is anybody out there using the Petzl Alp's as part of your rescue gear. Any comments on it's performance compared to the ID Stop?
Comment by benjamin on October 7, 2008 at 10:32pm
hola a todos, espero y alguien hable español, saludos de sonora mexico
Comment by Stelzer III on September 29, 2008 at 10:28pm
I think this might have started a climbing hobbie...
Comment by Stelzer III on September 29, 2008 at 10:27pm
Just went through a ropes class, best feeling ever when you sit back and feel the harness cradle you to the ground...
Comment by james on August 15, 2008 at 9:48pm
what kinda of info do you want to know about high angle rescue
Comment by Tino "Blueeye" Reinhold on August 5, 2008 at 5:16pm
I want say hi @ all

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