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    Default FDNY/NYPD, need a hand here.

    The NYPD ESU units used to use a rescue rope made by Tiknor International called LifeStron (they may still, I don't know). I thought I'd seen some of you FDNY guys use it too.

    I'm looking for the new vendor or manufacturer of the LifeStron rope. The manufacturer used to be here in Arlington, TX, but he's since moved on, and no one I know knows where to find him. If you guys could help me out, I'd appreciate it.

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    Default Not from NY, but...

    Read about it on Tempe's site...

    this is all I could come up with:
    http://www.safetysling.com/dirman.htm


    Ticknor International of PA
    Adjustable length rope slings & bridles


    Available in polypropyl-ene, nylon or PD10 combo ropes. Specify desired length, diameter and end fittings such as thimbles, double locking snap hooks, ladder hooks.

    I don't know if this is the same or not... and I couldn't fine more info in "PD10 combo rope."
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    Hey Scott,

    Check out Columbian Rope out of Mississippi. I believe they supply the roof ropes in NY, I have used the 9/16 with spliced eyes and osha style snap locks, nice stuff. Supposed to absorb more shock and be a fair amount stronger for fire service use. The emergency rescue rope is on page 12 if you go to the catalog

    http://www.columbianrope.com/contents.htm

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    Thanks a bunch!

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    Default Another site to try...

    Google

    That should be able to help you locate some companies that deal with issues like that.
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    Default Re: Another site to try...

    Originally posted by mtwaites
    Google

    That should be able to help you locate some companies that deal with issues like that.
    Thanks MT. When I tried that before I posted here, all I got was the SafetySling link Resq14 provided and one to the Tempe AZ FD.

    Click HERE and check it out.
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    Just a question. Why not use regular 1/2" Kernmantle? At 9000 lbs it is strong (15:1 general use)and can pack more into a bag then the 9/16" 3 strand.

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    The eye splices are nice, and LifeStron is more supple than standard rope. I'd like to use it for prerigged haul lines. The rope in the link that Halligan84 provided will work as well. The LifeStron rope is a kernmantle rope not a laid rope.

    Ticknor also made a nice stokes bridle that I'd like to get my hands on again.
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