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    Discussed this week to look at the cost and feasibility of purchasing our own rope and equipment . Currently we use a regional team that is over an hour away.

    Does anyone have an equipment list they would be willing to share, so that we may start to build this in our dept. We are not having to have the latest greatest and best but rather what can we purchase that will serve us and allow us to perform this job safely.

    mccookfire36@yahoo.com is email for those willing to share and thanks in advance

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    I am fairly new to the rope rescue scene, but in my opinion, this wouldnt be a bad starting point for a brand new rope rescue team:

    http://www.rescuetoolman.com/Rope_Re...cmc-501105.htm

    The question is, do you have the competant people to run the equipment once you get it?
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    Hey Fire36,
    It's hard to say what your dept. may need without knowing your response area. What are the expectations of your city administrators pertaining to technical rescue? Have you had any rescues lately that might help spotlight your need for equipment and training? I would start out by picking out 5 or 10 of your "worst" target hazards that might involve a possible rope/technical rescue. Then you can fill in the equipment blanks based on your city's specific needs. Has the regional team you mentioned offered any assistance in getting your people up to speed? If not, your target hazards will help get you started.

    I like CMC, but there are items on 245's list that you might not want or need. I'm not a big fan of load release straps or webbing pick-off straps. An AZTEK kit can accomplish all of these tasks and much more. The rack is a fire service favorite, but there are better alternatives on the market. If you spend more time going down rope than up, the Petzl ID, NFPA G, is a great device. CMC has their MPD as well. You might consider Rescue Response's pre-sewn prusik loops to help eliminate knots in your system. You may find that you can wait and purchase a stokes basket later. A LSP Halfback or the Yates Spec Pack might be more versatile in the beginning. That way you can use the extra cash to purchase comfortable harnesses and quality rope rescue helmets. No matter what, you can still get quite a bit of work done with some quality training, some rope, and basic hardware. Good luck and stay safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bottrigg View Post

    I like CMC, but there are items on 245's list that you might not want or need. I'm not a big fan of load release straps or webbing pick-off straps. An AZTEK kit can accomplish all of these tasks and much more. The rack is a fire service favorite, but there are better alternatives on the market. If you spend more time going down rope than up, the Petzl ID, NFPA G, is a great device. CMC has their MPD as well. You might consider Rescue Response's pre-sewn prusik loops to help eliminate knots in your system. You may find that you can wait and purchase a stokes basket later. A LSP Halfback or the Yates Spec Pack might be more versatile in the beginning. That way you can use the extra cash to purchase comfortable harnesses and quality rope rescue helmets. No matter what, you can still get quite a bit of work done with some quality training, some rope, and basic hardware. Good luck and stay safe.
    I agree with this completly. The link I posted was just a good basic kit. What I WOULD suggest is that you have and train with the basics (your lowering racks and pick off straps), and then substitute the new technology where it applies. The i'D and the Aztek are two great examples, along with the LSP.

    But that is just my rope newbie opinion.
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    These kits that all of the manufacturers put together are a good start if you do not plan to use it often. The problem is that most teams have preferences and these kits do not allow for flexibility. If you are part of a regional team or other departments in your area have rope gear, start there. The best thing you can do is to get the same type of things they have so that it is all compatible. You do not want to train one way, and have to play another.
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    Guys,

    Thanks for the responses, this has given us a starting point to look at. We are a rural area that has has several grain bin incidents as of late in the area, and most of our situations would mostly likely be terrain based types of things.

    We already have a stokes basket on our trucks so its was nice to hear some of the suggestions on customizing our own list.

    Thanks again.

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