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Technical Rescue: Traveling A Little More Outside The Box

By Mike Donahue Let's look at two rigging methods used in a confined space/collapse atmosphere. They can of course be applied anywhere, but for the purpose of this article we'll operate in tight quarters. One of the biggest problems I see and have experienced myself is fire departments training on the same skill set over and over. Sure, you become very confident at that particular skill set, but what happens when a rescue operation requires you to travel outside your skill set? You're stuck; stress sets in because you don't know what to do, and once that happens your operation will go downhill fast. Firefighters must train, train, train outside that box. If you can learn to develop opera...

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