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    Default nothing like a nightime over the side rescue

    4 people going too fast on hwy 9 missed a curve hit 2 trees went over the side and down 50 feet before slamming a tree an coming to a halt....all 4 went to the hospital with moderate injuries








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    1. I have to know- Did you guys use the PRM system to haul up the patients?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CALFFBOU View Post
    1. I have to know- Did you guys use the PRM system to haul up the patients?
    Not sure what PRM is but we follow Rescue System 1 guidelines for low angle rescue.
    All over the side crews are belayed independantly of the haul line for the stokes. the edge is padded, dual anchors attached to engine frame attachment points and dual prussik brakes are applied to each line in use. Haul was a 3:1 Z rig with prussik minding pulleys and 8mm prussiks used through out the system.

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    I think CALFFBou had a dyslexic moment, I'm pretty sure he meant RPM (Rack, Pulley, mariners hitch, IIRC, its been awhile since I took RS1). Probably all the head shrinking he has been through to get a red helmet.

    BTW good job Bou.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NonSurfinCaFF View Post
    I think CALFFBou had a dyslexic moment, I'm pretty sure he meant RPM (Rack, Pulley, mariners hitch, IIRC, its been awhile since I took RS1). Probably all the head shrinking he has been through to get a red helmet.

    BTW good job Bou.
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    yeah all lowering was with a brake rack, don't think I saw a mariners hitch [wasn't needed]

    This was an easy one compared with the last two [car 250 feet down with 2 critical, one moderate, one minor, and a fallen rock climber with multiple hauls and lowers and a 1.5 mile carry out]

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    Yup, I meant RPM. I must have typed too fast or something. But it does sound like you used most of the equipment of a RPM system to bring the PTs up. The 3:1 Z rig is the main deal, atleast you had that. And the dual prussik brakes, etc...

    I have only trained on this a few times. But takes a lot of practice, practice, practice to pull off these operations.

    Good job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NonSurfinCaFF View Post
    I think CALFFBou had a dyslexic moment, I'm pretty sure he meant RPM (Rack, Pulley, mariners hitch, IIRC, its been awhile since I took RS1)
    And what is the IIRC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CALFFBOU View Post
    And what is the IIRC?
    Netspeak for "if I recall correctly"

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    Quote Originally Posted by CALFFBOU View Post

    I have only trained on this a few times. But takes a lot of practice, practice, practice to pull off these operations.

    Good job!
    We run 2-4 over the side rescue calls per month so we constantly train on rope techniques and trauma care. Goes with having 2 mountain highways running through the middle of your IA

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