Richard Davis
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Fire/Rescue Department - Paid
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Firefighter / Paramedic (or Other ALS)
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Arlington Heights
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3:1 mechanical advantage for RIT

Posted on February 12, 2012 at 12:21am 1 Comment

In a RIT Class I was taught how to make a 3:1 mechanical advantage system using three extra large carabiners and my personal escape rope.  You have a figure 8 with one carabiner to the victim, and a few feet behind the figure 8, away from the victime, a butterfly is made.  The rope works its way up to an anchor with the second carabiner.  The rope runs through this second carabiner, your anchor, and then the ropre runs through the third carabiner attached to the butterfly.  I'll try and get…


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At 7:27pm on February 6, 2011, Rachel said…
Welcome to FFN!!!
Stay Safe!!!
At 5:59pm on February 6, 2011, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…
Richard, Welcome to the Firefighter Nation. 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
Brookings, Oregon
At 10:42pm on February 5, 2011, Roger Waters said…
Welcome to Firefighter Nation Richard

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