Thread: Rope Signals
05-03-1999, 10:43 AM #1jsteeleFirehouse.com Guest
What is everybody useing for their diver to tender rope signals? I know there are at least 3 differant standards out there.
Second Assistant Chief
Portland Hook & Ladder Co. #1
Portland , PA
05-07-1999, 12:19 AM #2JIMIE3Firehouse.com Guest
I like to follow the KISS method. Use the OATH method
1tug =OK. Can be to ask if OK and to answer
2 tug = Advance ie give me rope
3 tug= Take up rope. I'm coming back
4 tug = HELP.
Hope this helps
05-09-1999, 02:53 AM #3tydonFirehouse.com Guest
OATH is what is used in confined space rescue and is easy to remember.
05-09-1999, 04:06 PM #4e33Firehouse.com Guest
Hmmm, I may be spoiled, but my vote goes for a communications system. Always had one to use, never had to rely on tugging a rope. I think it makes alot more sense to have a system that allows you to have voice contact rather that unreliable rope signals. I'm not going to go into pro's and con's of each, but like i say...theres less chance of erroneous signals. Don't do dive rescue here, but we are well equipped for con-space rescue-recovery.
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