Archive for March, 2012

There is an old adage “If the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem becomes a nail”.  In rescue, we often fall into the trap of thinking we only have one or two tools, and as a result the options we have for solving a specific problem are consciously limited.  Fact is, you […]… Continue Reading

Although I realize that nearly everyone who works in fire and rescue can provide compelling evidence that dummies actually do breathe, for the sake of this article we’re talking about non-breathing human likenesses, usually made of plastic. Specifically, training dummies, more specifically the advantages and disadvantages of using dummies in place of live victims for […]… Continue Reading

March training focused on two things REDS does very well – Water and Ropes. Saturday morning was spent in the pool with Victor as lead.  Major topics: Swimming with and without vests Victim tows Victim stabilization and removal from water Combative victims Saturday afternoon was spent checking out some nice equipment –  the TerrAdaptor and […]… Continue Reading