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Dec 22, 2021
Are we being over redundant?
Have we become too risk-averse?
Jul 13, 2020
Anchoring: The Realities of Self-Equalization
The terms “self-equalizing” and “load distributing” have often been used to describe anchor systems which are rigged in such a way that...
Mar 1, 2016
Rescue Training in Live Environments: My Experience Aboard the USSNC
For many Rescue Technicians, the opportunity to train in a real live environment isn’t something that happens everyday. We try to make...
Feb 28, 2016
Digitalization of Safety?
Ronin staff have provided rescue standby services on sites across the country. As part of this service we are frequently asked to...
Feb 25, 2016
Advancing Vertical Rescue in Australia: A Worldwide Fact Finding Report
In 2014 Scott Young received The David Balfour Churchill Fellowship to “advance fire fighter safety by studying overseas developments in...
Jan 4, 2016
RIT: Graduating From a Joke to Professionalism
It was a sunny warm morning around in July of 2001. One of those mornings, that it is great to live on the West Coast. Not too warm,...
Dec 12, 2015
The Other Side of Search and Rescue
When most hear the term SAR (Search and Rescue), they think of a group in brightly coloured jackets surrounding a lost hiker or a basket...
Dec 8, 2015
Confined Space Rescue Standby: Repairing a Water Leak Under the Skytrain
A few years ago, a Lower Mainland, BC, municipality undertook an initiative to better develop its confined space rescue capability. The...
Nov 21, 2015
Confined Space Suicide? Case Study
Many years ago I responded, as part of my fire department’s technical rescue team, to a confined space incident. The call was dispatched...
Nov 5, 2015
Technical Rope Rescue on a Lobster Boat
I was a Search and Rescue Technician in Greenwood, Nova Scotia, in 2012; a newly appointed Team Leader, meaning I was the ranking SAR...
Oct 23, 2015
8 Years Later: Line of Duty Death of Two Fellow Firefighters
On February 4, 2007, a structure fire in Winnipeg, Manitoba, was reported to 9-1-1. What was supposed to be an “ordinary” and “routine”...
Oct 22, 2015
Non-Viable Worker in a Tree: Case Study
Background A HIV and Hepatitis C positive arborist cut their brachial artery with a chainsaw 50’ up a tree that they had topped. As the...
Sep 23, 2015
World Wide HSE Consulting Case Study: Part 1
World Wide HSE Consulting In 2015 Ronin was approached by an international computer software company to create a solution to their HSE...
Aug 18, 2015
Rope Access in Grain Silos
When we arrived to assist a client with cleaning a grain silo – we were excited. The staff would be getting some Rope Access hours and no...