The Buzz on Technical Rescue: Tower Rescue & New NFPA Standards

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Host Bob Duemmel talks with Steve Fleming, owner of Technical Rescue Systems in Fort Collins, Colo. about the challenges of working on multiple types of towers. Fleming also highlights some of the changes that take place with the new NFPA rescue standard. 

While covering tower rescue scenarios, Fleming explains the unique features that every first responder must be prepared to address. They include rescue size-up, understanding the features of the structure and the hidden dangers. Listen to get a better understanding of suspension trauma, rescue equipment needs and the use of new technology equipment that can pose a myriad of dangers.?

Fleming also served on the NFPA 1670: Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents committee. He shares valuable information on the updates related to tower rescue in the recently released 2014 edition.