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High Angle Rescue

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Crosshairs1_max50

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Posted almost 7 years ago

 

Where I live, north Alabama, we dont have a lot of the same types of emergencies that I get to hear about from my friends abroad. For an example, Sunday, I spent the better part of 6 hrs on a high angle rescue operation out in the midle of a national forest. Now, I am not LE but I do own a PMC that specializes in LE work for other countries. But I have to say that I was completely shocked when I found out that not a single LEO in a 75 mi radius has had high angle rescue training. The fire dept. couldn't even help in the rescue due to lack of training. The whole incident was executed by myself and one of my teams (3 other people). I have to say that this is kind of embarassing. So to compensate for the LEO's lack of training, I am giving 20 LEO's a free 2 week course on rescue operations. I received conformation yesterday from the state that they would allow these classes at my facility to qualify these men in High Angle Rescue.

Not to toot my own horn but I'd say I am doing a good deed. I found out this morning that if these are to be qualifying events, most of these men will get a raise, get paid for the classes, and not have to spend a dime to do so.

So know my question becomes, does SWAT, QRTs, and FR's train in high angle rescue or am I the only person that requires this class for my employees?


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Rate This | Posted almost 7 years ago

 

From what I have seen there is limited training in SAR for LE, all "rope work' is for tactical entry and exit not rescue, I recently had to rescue a SWAT member off a water tower who was stuck during training and had NO self rescue training, I also Teach SAR, I may be wrong and please correct me if I am but there are very few LE agencies that require any type of rescue training even though "WE" are the first on the scene to many types of Incidents. In our area the attitude is Its a FIRE thing not a LE thing... in my opinion its a PUBLIC SERVICE thing and the more you know the better off you are.

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Rate This | Posted almost 7 years ago

 

I was trained as a certified rope master in the Marine Corps..Went through months of training in Bridgeport, CA..I teach fastrope, mountain rescue..etc...I have not had any LE training in this field.