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Old 08-05-2014, 09:43 PM
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This past weekend I went to a group training that included members from several different SAR groups from around the state (and even one from Chicago!)

We practiced different knots, we learned about pulley systems and what ropes are proper for what purposes among other things. Then we got to put it all to the test.

Bad picture of one of out trainers he looks pretty bored here lol


Here is one of the knots I worked on, This is actually a knot I had to learn already to get my SAR Technician level 2 certification.


This is a brake rack that can be used to help slowly lower someone.


I'm the one on the far right.


And here I am practicing "lowering" someone on flat ground, they actually just pulled hard against the rope and I slowly let them walk out with it.


We learned how to harness a person in the "Litter" (that's what the yellow thing is used for hauling people)


We tied her in pretty good!


Me with a helmet.


The two firefighters that were taking the class let us borrow their 175# manikin and they hauled it down to the bottom of a steep, crumbly, limestone hill.


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Old 08-05-2014, 09:44 PM
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I'm all harnessed up and ready to go!


The rope hitch attached to the KERT van, where everything comes together!


Manning the Tripod


Getting the litter ready to go down the hill!


The footing was awful!


Got down to the "victim"


Our gear lined up


He is safe and sound


And a photo of the firetruck that the firefighters drove out to training


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That looks like an awesome way to spend a weekend.

Is this something you are going to be actively doing?
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Old 08-06-2014, 02:17 PM
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That looks like an awesome way to spend a weekend.

Is this something you are going to be actively doing?
Yes I have been active in Search and Rescue for about 2 and a half years now.

In October we will be working on vertical ropes and hauling Hawkeye and I down a three story training building.
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That is amazing

Good luck with being hauled down that building.

Now I know who to call if I ever need to be rescued
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Old 08-06-2014, 11:32 PM
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That is amazing

Good luck with being hauled down that building.

Now I know who to call if I ever need to be rescued
haha! well hopefully if you have a working cell phone you wont need us
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