Equipment Review: Traverse 540 Rescue Belay


Traverse 540 Belay

In this video, Pat discusses the Traverse 540 Rescue Belay.

Overview of the device as well as demonstrations for rigging.

What do you think of the Traverse 540?

Let us know in the comments!


Check out the Traverse 540 Belay Device at the manufacturer’s website:

http://traverserescue.com/products-16-0100.php/


 

Equipment Review: Sparrow 200


sparrow 200 equipment review

In this video, Pat discusses the Sparrow 200; another self-braking descender for rescue purposes.

Overview of the device as well as demonstrations for rigging.

What do you think of the Sparrow 200?

Let us know in the comments!


Check out the Sparrow 200 Decent Device at the manufacturer’s website:

http://www.cmcrescue.com/equipment/sparrow-200/


 

Equipment Review: Petzl ID


PETZL ID review

In this video, Pat discusses the Petzl I’D; a self-braking descender for rescue.

Overview of the device as well as demonstrations for rigging.

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Metro Vancouver GRIMP Day Kit


Metro Van Grimp Kit

For the past three years 6 firefighters from Metro Vancouver Canada fire departments and a BC Ambulance Paramedic have competed in the GRIMP Day (www.grimpday.com) competition in Namur, Belgium. The team is sponsored by Arc Teryx (www.arcteryx.com), PMI (www.pmirope.com) and Ronin Rescue (www.roninrescue.com). This does influence some of the gear used, however all gear was picked by the team prior to deployment and the providers were sourced out, not the other way around.

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Ronin Quick Response Pack


Ronin Quick Response Pack

Ronin teams deploy with what we term as a “quick response pack”. This bag is designed to be worn by the rescuer or tossed into a confined space. The bag contains items for immediate medical intervention and extrication of a patient.

Ronin Quick Response Pack

Quick Response Pack Contents

  • 1 X Conterra LongBow Emergency Operations Pack
  • 2 X Tourniquet
  • 1 X PVM
  • 3 X airways (3 average sized)
  • 2 X Speed straps
  • Misc Gauze and dressings
  • 3 X pressure dressings
  • 1 X Scissors
  • 1 X Esmarch
  • Misc sets nitrile gloves
  • 2 X triangular bandages
  • 1 X box band aids
  • Misc Telfa dressing
  • 2 X roller gauze
  • 1 X SAM Splint
  • 1 X Blanket
  • 1 X Rescue Knife
  • Rolls of Tape (2 or 3)
  • 1 X Patient extrication harness (primarily PMI Hasty Harness)
  • 1 X Spider Straps (I know this seems odd but we seem to lose these when attached directly to the spine board
  • 1 X Hard collar