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Reality vs Fiction: Technical Rescue and Other Rope Rescues

Started this discussion. Last reply by Moose Mar 13, 2013. 8 Replies

Although most firefighters don't get to be suspended hundreds of feet above the streets, with a rope that's about to give of like "Chicago Fire" or "Ladder 49", rope has become that universal piece…Continue

Training Priorities

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Paschal Jan 19, 2013. 9 Replies

Currently I am finishing up pre-reqs for Paramedic school and prep classes for the Fire Academy. However, my non Fire/EMS schedule is increasing the difficulty to do both at the same time. One…Continue

Firefighter 1 Training

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Crabbe Nov 25, 2012. 1 Reply

Hey guys! I am beginning my fire science classes in January and cannot decide between a Fire Science certificate and an Associate's degree. Given that I already have a Bachelor's of Science in…Continue

 

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Moose replied to kate landreth's discussion Reality vs Fiction: Technical Rescue and Other Rope Rescues
"I opened our rope bags the other night and moths flew out... We have a stokes basket in out rescue truck and we keep all of our rope gear in bags nestled inside the stokes (In through compartment just behind cab).  But I have only seen it used…"
Mar 13, 2013
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Reality vs fiction: Technical rescue and other rope rescues

Although most firefighters don't get to be suspended hundreds of feet above the streets, with a rope that's about to give of like "Chicago Fire" or "Ladder 49", rope has become that universal piece of equipment we all carry. However, I am most curious about what aspects of rope rescue situations are great and what are not so great. For example, there's no NFPA standard for search lines (at least to my knowledge). That surprises me since it's important for RIT and secondary searches. I also am…See More
Mar 13, 2013
55 TRUCK replied to kate landreth's discussion Reality vs fiction: Technical rescue and other rope rescues
"      To clear something up.  The Rope rescue done in Ladder 49 was copied from a actual rescue done by Rescue 2 FDNY.  This is not a fictional way to make a grab. It is a tried and true way that was first done by…"
Mar 12, 2013
DAVID GONZALEZ replied to kate landreth's discussion Reality vs fiction: Technical rescue and other rope rescues
"i carry 150 ft. of webbing in my gear thats daisy chained for when i do rit the strong light weight only problem you cant feel it crawling back to your partner."
Mar 11, 2013
Austin replied to kate landreth's discussion Reality vs fiction: Technical rescue and other rope rescues
"I don't really agree with that Austin. Why the 50 ft length? I'm guessing then that this is only for use at the actual RIT scene, not as a search/orientation rope?   Why never use it or never touch it and remain in the bag? I think…"
Mar 11, 2013
Norm Tindell replied to kate landreth's discussion Reality vs fiction: Technical rescue and other rope rescues
"The first thing I thought of isn't even a characteristic of the rope (and related equipment) --- it's training. Until recently we had two technical rescue specialists at our station. Now we have none, but we still have the equipment.…"
Mar 11, 2013
John Crabbe replied to kate landreth's discussion Reality vs fiction: Technical rescue and other rope rescues
"For us, there are at least 3 things our RIT rope must comply with: -At least 50ft -Must be untouched, never used, completely clean. Once the rope is used even once, for any reason, it becomes spare rope. -At least 8mm thick -Stay in its bag/whatever…"
Mar 11, 2013
John Crabbe replied to kate landreth's discussion Reality vs fiction: Technical rescue and other rope rescues
"For example, there's no NFPA standard for search lines (at least to my knowledge). That surprises me since it's important for RIT and secondary searches.   You don't see such a standard because for the most part a search rope…"
Mar 11, 2013
Austin replied to kate landreth's discussion Reality vs fiction: Technical rescue and other rope rescues
"For us, there are at least 3 things our RIT rope must comply with: -At least 50ft -Must be untouched, never used, completely clean. Once the rope is used even once, for any reason, it becomes spare rope. -At least 8mm thick -Stay in its bag/whatever…"
Mar 11, 2013
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Reality vs fiction: Technical rescue and other rope rescues

Although most firefighters don't get to be suspended hundreds of feet above the streets, with a rope that's about to give of like "Chicago Fire" or "Ladder 49", rope has become that universal piece of equipment we all carry. However, I am most curious about what aspects of rope rescue situations are great and what are not so great. For example, there's no NFPA standard for search lines (at least to my knowledge). That surprises me since it's important for RIT and secondary searches. I also am…See More
Mar 10, 2013
Michael Paschal replied to kate landreth's discussion Training Priorities
"I agree with all the others ALS is first however, do not just drop other class. As a member of a metro department providing ALS services (non-transport) we are in desperate need of paramedics who are able to meet physical requirements of…"
Jan 19, 2013
Cory crispell replied to kate landreth's discussion Training Priorities
"My best advice as being a ff/paramedic your best bet is to complete medic depending on what your state requires national or just state the schedule will get hectic you'll have X amount of ride times and clinicals and then X amount of times to…"
Jan 16, 2013
John Crabbe replied to kate landreth's discussion Training Priorities
"Susan, My bet here is she is asking about becoming a career FF/paramedic. What you seem to be talking about is a volunteer dept. If you are the only paramedic on your dept, I am seriously doubting your dept is an ALS service and is not a career dept."
Jan 14, 2013
kate landreth replied to kate landreth's discussion Training Priorities
"Wow guys! I appreciate the support! Thanks so much!"
Jan 14, 2013
Norm Tindell left a comment for kate landreth
"I am honored to be among your friends. I wish you the very best as you embark on your grand adventure into the Fire/EMS career world---Paramedic first. Stay safe and be happy!"
Jan 14, 2013
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Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
EMT - Basic
Years in Fire/EMS:
8
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Big Laramie Valley VFD
Years With Department/Agency
1
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Mason County Fire District 2
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EMT-B
NREMT-B
NIMS 100, 200, 700
Swiftwater Rescue 1st Responder
About Me:
I am currently attend school to become a Firefighter/Pramedic but I have had 8 years already as Firefighter Explorer and then EMT-Basic. I already have a Bachelor's degree in Occupational Health and Safety but after 3 years of being a Safety Engineer, I realized my heart belonged with Fire/EMS
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Why I Joined Fire/EMS
It's a family affair. My mom is on the board for her local department as a community member,youngest brother is training to become a Firefighter Explorer, uncle is a retired FF/EMT, and my aunt is a former EMS dispatcher
Why I Love Fire/EMS
It never gets boring
Top Issues Facing Responders:
PTSD, scene accountability

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Training priority

Posted on January 10, 2013 at 11:43pm 0 Comments

Thanks to my non-firefighter work schedule, I am getting close to making a tough decision on whether I should focus more on getting my paramedic training done first over my fire science degree. The fire science degree is 2 nights/week in another city that's almost an hour away. The pre-reqs I am finishing for my dream paramedic school is 2 hours away 1 day/week for 2 months. Then I would move closer to the paramedic training.  However, I have heard that my chances for getting hired as a…

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At 9:00am on January 14, 2013, Norm Tindell said…

I am honored to be among your friends.

I wish you the very best as you embark on your grand adventure into the Fire/EMS career world---Paramedic first.

Stay safe and be happy!

At 11:00pm on November 25, 2012, Mark Fuqua said…

Hey Kate, Thanks for having me as a friend. Hope you have good week."STAY SAFE AND KEEP IN TOUCH"

At 4:34pm on November 19, 2012, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…

Welcome to Firefighter Nation Kate. I am glad you joined the group. There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all.

Chief William Sharp- Retired

Brookings Fire / Rescue

 
 
 

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