Instruct-o-Gram Live: Selecting Anchors for Rope Rescue Webinar

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The ISFSI Instruct-o-Gram Live webinar series brings a recently published Instruct-o-Gram alive with the author presenting key topics on implementing the material in your department. This month we are discussing Selecting Anchors for Rope Rescue. Selecting a suitable and effective anchor is critical for a successful rope rescue. We base our entire rigging set up on our anchor. The technical rescuer, even at the operations level, must be able to correctly select an anchor. 

Topics to be covered include: 

  1. Defining the following terms: anchor, bombproof anchor, marginal anchor, natural anchor, artificial anchor, structural anchor, EARNEST
  2. Calculating critical angles
  3. Choosing a single point bombproof anchor


Dave Bain

Dave Bain 

Dave has over 26 years experience in Emergency Services and is the Chief Training Officer for The City of Red Deer Emergency Services, in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. He teaches a wide variety of fire service and EMS topics including Company Officer, EMS training, Hazardous Materials Response, and Fire Behavior. Dave is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Adult Education through the University of the Fraser Valley in British Columbia, Canada. Dave is also a credentialed ISFSI Live Fire – Fixed Facility Instructor.

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