I've been a firefighter for almost ten years, but i must say i'm a complete newbie in rope rescue. I live in a small town, with no high buildings, mountains or big slopes, so rope rescue interventions are not usual.
But in any case i like to stay updated and learn about this techniques, so i'm taking a vertical operations course, and talking about anchors and anchoring systems, one guy asked about the use of our emergency trucks as anchor points, for example for rappelling..
We know we can use the wheels for setup anchors, creating negative anchors (tie low?), but the question was:
What about changing the direction of the anchor system, to create a positive anchor, using the whole structure of the truck, like in the picture attached.. Is it possible?
I mean, setting up the anchor in one side of the truck and then redirect the rope by the same side, going up, and then crossing by the roof to the other side...
The answer was: "it might be....."
What do you guys think...? is it possible, ??
Maybe adding some pads in the contact points... i don't know..
Thanks in advance..