What Firefighters Need to Know About Rope Rescue Operations with Dale Stewart

You may be a TRT specialist in your department. Or you might be a novice.

Either way, you’ve probably realized that rope rescue gear has become very technical.

NFPA 1983 is very specific about the details required to make rope suitable for various tasks. And then there’s NFPA 1670, too, and others.

With the bewildering number of choices out there, how do you pick the right rope material, or friction device, or even carabiner?

Here to explain which is best for what situation is Dale Stewart.

Dale owns AHS Rescue. a company that supplies rope equipment and training to the emergency services community.

He’s worked with Phoenix Fire as an instructor in their mutual aid program as a consultant for rope and water rescue since 1987.

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