Firefighting, Tech Zone, Technical Rescue

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Issue 5 and Volume 168.

By Erich Roden Assessing mental and physical readiness for technical responses As we unwind from another amazing and successful Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) International, it’s time to take what we learned and experienced back home to our respective fire departments. What we bring back from FDIC International should last us for the next 51 weeks until the next one and should also inspire us to develop new initiatives, projects, and procedures. One thing FDIC International specializes in, more than any other conference, is the subject-matter expertise and course delivery of all things technical rescue. And to celebrate the introduction of new tools, techniques, and case studies at FDIC International, we dedicate May’s issue of FireRescue to the myriad areas of technical rescue and response. Case studies are usually the impetus for the development of new tools, equipment, and best practices in technical rescue, and we begin with a recent…

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