Rope Rescue for Firefighting
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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Mechanical Advantage Systems
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