Props were well used, not to many spiders!! and they got cleaned with all of us going in and out of them. We used several sections of 24" drainage tubes for horizontal and a tripod for the vertical work. There was a printing factory that had an underground system that we were doing the vertical training in. The last sinario we did was all student based (no instructor advise unless safety concern) took us 2 hours to complete. THat was from time of initital "call" to all victims and rescuers out and cleaning up.
I think that is awesome that you are taking this classes on your own. CMC rescue sells a book on confined space that you can read. There is a book titled "On Rope" which is like the go to book for rope rescue. I was given advice by Kirk to read various books and apply what was taught to me. Looking at the critcal angles, the possible forces that could be applied to a rope system (anchor, ropes, equipment) and determine if the system would hold up to a "shock load". As you can probably tell, we do a lot of rope rescue. You can find some good information on confined space on the internet. But as with anything on the internet becareful with the source of information. I'm curious as to what will be instructed in your confined space class (the scenarios, the equipment used, etc.) I hope they clean out all the spider webs and spiders from the training props!!! Just kidding. Be safe and take care, Robert.
Hi, Hope you're having/had a good weekend. A little busy out here for us. Extremely hot and dry. Are class 3 harnesses ever utilized by your department? We use them whenever we go vertical. We use the class 2 harness with water rescue and low angle rope rescue. I have taken a course named "Rigging for rescue" I don't know if you have heard of this course/company. The original owner, Kirk Manther, did extensive research and testing. I think that's how you spell his last name. Anyway, there is also "Ropes that Rescue" in Sedona, Arizona. I have not taken a course from these folks but my Captain has. Very good course as well. Anyway, Be safe a take care out there. Robert
Hello SFD Med 7, I noticed in photo 14, it looks like you doubled up with carabiners that are attached to your main line and belay. Are those 2 carabiners or is that your seat harness attachment? My darn eyes are getting worse and I am fighting off the need to wear glasses! I'm on our USAR team and assist in teaching rope rescue (low angle to vertical). And in picture #1, are you performing a victim pick-off? Some guys have all the luck! Just joking. Anyways, take care and be safe! Robert from SoCal.