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    Default Elevator Rescue Class

    The college I work for is trying to find information on Elevator Rescue Techniques. Any instructor materials or videos will be great! We even have a paper mill with 3 abandoned elevator shafts that we can use for some serious hands-on type training.

    Ok folks! Let's see what kind of resourceful people you really are!

    Thanks in advance!
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    I have both printed material and video plus experience teaching such trng.
    I'll help if desired.
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    Call the elevator manufacturers that are common in your area. Most of them will tell you that they can, and will show you how to get an elevator down safely without ever entering the shaft. The elevator folks can show you how to lower a car, and get into the nwer "locked" inner doors. In some cases the rescuer can do extensive damage to the property, and even injure the people inside by trying to gain access.

    I know it isn't as exciting as rappelling down a shaft, but it is alot safer and manpower efficient.

    Good luck

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    The American Society of Mechanical Engineers offers a 2 day elevator rescue program. We run 5 or 6 stalled elevators a tour and have only once had to rappel down and haul up (we have since found a different method for that elevator).

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    www.otis.com
    Call the manufacturer they will come out and give a class.
    Look at the new gen 2 from OTIS very different from what mosst of us are use to.

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    Check out the technical standards & safety authority website at tssa.org . They are the governing body for lifting devices here in the province of Ontario, Canada. Someone should be able to provide you a name or even material to answer any questions you may have. Our department actually hires them to train our rescue/ pumpers and squads. The course actually covers gaining control of the elevator,how to shut the power off and hook the outside door and if necassary gaining the victims through the hatch.

    good luck

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    Default Training info

    Hello
    Is there a possibilty that you have any of this info you could email me or fax to the station, I have contacted elevator companys in the area and they don't want to teach a class and we are down to the line training is monday night. If you can eail any info & pics that would bw wonderful my email is bcfd49@bellsouth.net if you can't email and can fax the # is 865-983-6063 attn: Tim. I would be in your debt. let me know iof either is possible.

    Thanks

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    I have both printed material and video plus experience teaching such trng.
    I'll help if desired.

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