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    Default What's in your library?

    So as per the title, I'm looking to increase my collection.

    What books/references do you have in your library at home or at the station? for those who don't, is there a reason for you not having this sort of material etc?

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    You never mentioned what you have. Well anyways, the books I have are:
    • On Rope By Padgett and Smith
    • Rope Levels I and II By Jeff Mathews
    • CSFM LARRO Training Manual
    • CMC Rope Rescue Manual by James A. Frank
    • CMC Confined Space Entry and Rescue by Staff of CMC
    • Technical Rescue Field Guide by Tom Pendley
    • A compendium of files from internet

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    Fire Department special Operations by John Norman

    Awesome book, touches on a little bit of everything, It's a good supplement to a basic technical rescue text book. Norman adds in some of his past experiences and gives some more advanced tips and tricks as well.

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    Here are my go to books:

    1) ABOK (Ashley's Book of Knots) - find a cool old version on ebay, mine is 1946, they can be had cheap.
    2) Analytical Concepts of Rope Rescue
    3) Climbing Anchors by John Long, 2nd ed.
    4) Canyoneering Anchors and Basic Rope Systems
    5) Tree Climbers Companion, Jeff Jepson
    6) On Rope, 2nd Ed.
    7) IRATA ICOP, irata.org
    8) ITRS Proceedings, many can be found at itrsonline.org
    9) Nylon Highway, http://www.caves.org/section/vertical/nylhi.html
    10) Student manuals from RTR and RFR classes
    11) Tech Rescue, Arbclimber, and Park Ranger Magazines, trescue.com
    12) Tom Pendley's latest flip guide
    13) Conterra's latest flip guide
    14) Petzl, Sherrill Tree, CMC catalogs
    My opinions posted here are my own and not representative of my employer or my IAFF local.

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    Hi Michael, you are quite correct, I did happen to leave my collection out.
    So far it stands as:

    Introduction to International Disaster Management - Damon P. Coppola
    Swiftwater Rescue: A Manual for the Rescue Professional - Slim Ray
    Swiftwater Rescue Field Guide - Slim Ray
    Fundamentals of Search & Rescue - NASAR
    Field Guide for Confined Space Rescue - CMC Rescue
    Technical Rescue Field Operations Guide - Tom Pendley

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    * Analytical Concepts for Rope Rescue - Pat Rhodes
    * Urban Technical Rescue Volume 1 - Pat Rhodes
    * Engineering Practical Rope Rescue Systems - Brown
    * Wilderness Search and Rescue - Tim Setnicka (some rigging items outdated but still useful for comparison)
    * Mountain Search and Rescue Techniques - William May (some rigging items outdated but still useful for comparison)
    * Climbing Anchors - John Long
    * How to Climb Big Walls - Long and Middendorf (useful SRT stuff)
    * On Rope - Smith and Padgett (useful SRT stuff)
    * RTR and RFR student manuals
    * Lipke's latest flip guide
    * Assortment of papers and proceedings

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    Quote Originally Posted by servantleader View Post
    * Analytical Concepts for Rope Rescue - Pat Rhodes
    * Urban Technical Rescue Volume 1 - Pat Rhodes
    * Engineering Practical Rope Rescue Systems - Brown
    * Wilderness Search and Rescue - Tim Setnicka (some rigging items outdated but still useful for comparison)
    * Mountain Search and Rescue Techniques - William May (some rigging items outdated but still useful for comparison)
    * Climbing Anchors - John Long
    * How to Climb Big Walls - Long and Middendorf (useful SRT stuff)
    * On Rope - Smith and Padgett (useful SRT stuff)
    * RTR and RFR student manuals
    * Lipke's latest flip guide
    * Assortment of papers and proceedings
    Wow 3 of the 5 posters have On Rope. Anyways, what did you think of Engineering Practical Rope Rescue Systems? It looks a bit expensive, is it worth the price?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelXYZ View Post
    Anyways, what did you think of Engineering Practical Rope Rescue Systems? It looks a bit expensive, is it worth the price?
    Some experienced practitioners might find discussions of certain important analytical concepts and techniques lacking. So, I wouldn't recommend it for the price.

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    of all the books i loan out most and are the most beat up it's Analytical Concepts. The new Pendley flip guide is excellent as well. the problem i see with many rescue books is that they haven't kept up with the changing technology and/or approach things from a physics based analytical approach to rigging.

    i also think the new CMC 4th ed is going this route now.

    i'd spend my money on other books before the eng prac rope systems book. i do own it but rarely crack the cover, it was an excellent book in it's day but there are other books out there now that are better.
    My opinions posted here are my own and not representative of my employer or my IAFF local.

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