Technical Rescue

A recent study released by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) indicates that asphyxiation was the cause of death in 45 percent of 670 fatalities that occurred in confined spaces over a recent 10-year period. Forty-one percent of the deaths were due to gas poisonings and 14 percent to drowning.1 If proper respiratory protection equipment had been worn by the victims and rescuers involved in these confined space incidents, many of these fatalities could have been av
Technical Rescue

Rollgliss: Brings together all the confined space entry equipment required by OSHA standard 1910.146 in one carrying case. Made of resistant nylon canvas. Features adjustable compartments for the 300 Retrieval System, the Communication System, rescue and victim harnesses, gas detector monitor, five-minute supplied-air respirator, and victim rescue mask with built-in artificial respirator.
Technical Rescue

The horizontal shore can be used for interior and exterior shoring. It is used primarily to support damaged or unstable walls in hallways, alleys, access ways, air shafts, and between structures. Generally, it is used in larger structures, such as office buildings, commercial establishments, or larger residential structures of brick-and-joist or concrete construction. The main purpose of the shoring is to stabilize normal access ways that have been compromised. Horizontal shoring allows for con
Technical Rescue

Generally, the split sole raker shore is used when there are open soil conditions around a structure; these conditions are most commonly found around private homes. The main differences between this type of raker shore and the solid sole raker shore are in the positioning of the bottom of the rake and in the construction of the bottom braces. Instead of resting on the sole plate, the base of the raker is embedded in the ground, generally wedged into some type of blocking. Instead of a one-piece
Technical Rescue

JTW Stretchers, Inc.: Carries 100 times its weight (4 lbs.). Fits in the pocket of most duty gear. Eight stretchers occupy one cubic foot of storage space. Can be used by one to eight rescuers in various drag or carry configurations. Can be used with backboard, basket, or pike poles. Especially suited for confined space and water rescues.
Technical Rescue

Junkin Safety Supply Company: For use with the Confined Space Basket Stretcher. 34-inch weatherproof plywood. 72 inches long by 14 inches wide. 18 lbs.