Thread: LARRO training
09-13-2012, 12:05 AM #1
I have already had confined space rescue training, and I have done a lot of self study. I will be attending LARRO training in a few weeks and getting a bit nervous. Any advice on what I should practice before training starts? I have my own gear. Here is a link for our task book.
Any advice? Thanks...
09-13-2012, 11:40 AM #2
Why are you nervous about training? You are going there not to be evaluated on what you already know, but to be taught new things like the rest of the class. It is all low angle, only 24 hours, seems real basic. LARRO sounds like a good "intro" to technical rescuer course. Go put your big boy pants on, you'll have fun.~Drew
USAR TF Rescue Specialist
09-14-2012, 07:33 PM #3
10-01-2012, 08:58 PM #4
I am off to Riverside Ca, for LARRO training this week, looking forward to it. Will try to get some pics and let you know how it went. Be back Sunday.
10-07-2012, 06:01 PM #5
Well... I completed my LARRO training this week, it was great, I learned a lot. The class was ran by CAL Fire and the instructors we excellent. We ran about 8 to 12 rescues a day and covered many scenarios. We learned inline 3:1 and 5:1, 3:1,5:1 with change of direction, and change of direction with 3:1, 5:1 pig rigs. We also covered anchor systems galore, from basket slings to self adjusting multipoint anchores.
The last day we went out to some wilderness area with a road alongside a good incline which simulated a more realistic situation. First part of the day we practiced self rappelling with the 8 plate and Brake bar. had to do a rappel and tie off then use an ascender to unjam the descender device.
The rest of the day we used engines and pickets to form anchors and performed ambulatory and non-ambulatory patient rescues. One of our rescues we had no engine for anchor and had to set up a picket system for change of direction, main and belay lines. One other thing we did was place a stokes on a ladder and transport a patient over large rocks and boulders.
The last thing we did was make two companies of 12 and performed the same rescue while being timed, sort of a race. Both teams tied but then the instructors looked at our systems and setup for mistakes adding 15 sec for each mistake, our team had one mistake, using a prusik to tie on a pig rig so our team lost. All in all it was a great learning experience and I had fun.
10-08-2012, 04:26 PM #6
10-09-2012, 04:43 AM #7
I can't remember exactly since it was not my station but, I think what we did was connect the pig rig to the gibbs device via a prusik as opposed to connecting the gibbs directly to the figure 8 on the end of the pig rig. Hope that made sense.
10-09-2012, 02:49 PM #8
USAR TF Rescue Specialist
10-09-2012, 09:26 PM #9
I plan to run through setting up the system while still fresh in my head, but can't do it this week because I am in Cal Fire Driver/operator class and my instructor gives out homework. Tonight I need to write up a Dept. policy for daily inspection of the apparatus exterior. I have to take my driving test on Friday, so I will get back to my rope stuff after that.
Last edited by MichaelXYZ; 10-09-2012 at 09:30 PM.
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