Rope Rescue for Firefighting

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PennWell Books, 1998 - Crafts & Hobbies - 289 pages
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This book helps to establish effective and safe technical rope rescue operations. Brennan begins by aiding you in identifying the risks in the area that you are operating in and assessing your organizational strengths and needs, then follows with a discussion of the various rope rescue components. Includes illustrations of the knots and systems mentioned. Contents: Assessing a community's needs Organization Safety and personal protective equipment Rope Hardware Knots Anchor points Anchor systems Belaying and running protection Access and packaging Descending Mechanical advantage systems Transportation systems Personal ascending Traversing Glossary Answers to study questions Endnotes Bibliography.
 

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Contents

Assessing a Communitys Needs
3
Organization
17
Safety and Personal Protective Equipment
47
Rope
65
Hardware
95
Knots
111
Anchor Points
129
Anchor Systems
145
Descending
193
Mechanical Advantage Systems
223
Transportation Systems
235
Personal Ascending
257
Traversing
261
Glossary
271
Endnotes
279
Bibliography
281

Belaying and Running Protection
159
Access and Packaging
181

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