After a recent drill some great questions arose during our post-training critique. If anyone has suggestions, ideas, or even SOP/SOG's to pass along please do.

1> During darkness or low visibility incidents the standard hand/arm signals may not be effective. What methods can help the tenders know what actions to do when they can't see the rescuer? I think rope tugs may be ineffective due to the drag on the ice and snow...

2> Do you mark rescuers with colored nomex hoods, vests or other methods to assist shore personnel identify them at a distance? We have colored strobes and are also looking into using cyalume sticks. Any other ideas?

I can be emailed at jellingson@newingtonfiredept.org OR
FiRsqDvr45@mediaone.net

Thanks all!
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FF/EMT Jay Ellingson
Newington,NH FD
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New England Dragway Safety Team (Sundaaayy!)
Be Safe!

[This message has been edited by FiRsqDvr45 (edited 02-27-2001).]