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  • Red Stick Ready
    a series of television shows in an effort to enhance community outreach about preparedness The Mayor s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness has achieved the highest national certification from the Emergency Management Accreditation Program EMAP Baton Rouge is one of only two cities in Louisiana to be certified as a Storm Ready Community by the National Weather Service According to JoAnne Moreau Driector of the EBR Office of Homeland Secruity pictured here with Roco s John Voinche says this event was a chance for citizens to interact with public agencies vital to the response effort during an emergency and how citizens of Baton Rouge can actually play a vital role during a parish city or parish wide emergency Agencies and companies participating in Red Stick Ready were Roco The BR Fire Department Department of Public Works American Red Cross Entergy Council on Aging MMRS Office of Public Health St George Fire Department EBR Sheriff s Office Emergency Medical Services BR Police Department Exxon North Baton Rouge Chemical Industry Task Force and EBRP Public Schools To find out more about how you can be better prepared for emergencies go to www brgov com dept oep Previous Next New Stuff Atmospheric Monitors May NOT Detect All Dangers Roco QUICK DRILL 10 Tripod Quick Drill Service Life Guidelines for Rescue Equipment NFPA Issues New Guide for Confined Spaces Gravedigger Engulfed In Cave in of Unguarded Grave Hot Topics ATMOSPHERIC HAZARDS 6 CONFINED SPACE 58 EQUIPMENT 36 FALL PROTECTION 16 FIRE FIGHTERS 1 HOW TO VIDEOS 6 INCIDENTS 27 MISCELLANEOUS 40 NEWS 90 OSHA MEMORANDUM 2 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS 36 QUICK DRILLS 12 REGULATIONS 31 SAFETY 55 STRUCTURAL COLLAPSE 5 TECHNIQUES 23 TRAINING 6 TRENCH 10 RescueTalk RocoRescue com has been created as a free resource for sharing insightful information news views

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  • Field Work Essential in Trench and Structural Collapse Rescue
    Issues New Guide for Confined Spaces Gravedigger Engulfed In Cave in of Unguarded Grave Hot Topics ATMOSPHERIC HAZARDS 6 CONFINED SPACE 58 EQUIPMENT 36 FALL PROTECTION 16 FIRE FIGHTERS 1 HOW TO VIDEOS 6 INCIDENTS 27 MISCELLANEOUS 40 NEWS 90 OSHA MEMORANDUM 2 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS 36 QUICK DRILLS 12 REGULATIONS 31 SAFETY 55 STRUCTURAL COLLAPSE 5 TECHNIQUES 23 TRAINING 6 TRENCH 10 RescueTalk RocoRescue com has been created as

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  • OSHA Steps Up Enforcement
    law This supplemental enforcement tool includes increased OSHA inspections in these worksites mandatory OSHA follow up inspections and inspections of other worksites of the same employer where similar hazards and deficiencies may be present For more information see the SVEP Directive Several administrative changes to the penalty calculation system in OSHA s Field Operations Manual will also become effective in the next several months The penalty changes will increase the overall dollar amount of all penalties while maintaining OSHA s policy of reducing penalties for small employers and those acting in good faith Previous Next New Stuff Atmospheric Monitors May NOT Detect All Dangers Roco QUICK DRILL 10 Tripod Quick Drill Service Life Guidelines for Rescue Equipment NFPA Issues New Guide for Confined Spaces Gravedigger Engulfed In Cave in of Unguarded Grave Hot Topics ATMOSPHERIC HAZARDS 6 CONFINED SPACE 58 EQUIPMENT 36 FALL PROTECTION 16 FIRE FIGHTERS 1 HOW TO VIDEOS 6 INCIDENTS 27 MISCELLANEOUS 40 NEWS 90 OSHA MEMORANDUM 2 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS 36 QUICK DRILLS 12 REGULATIONS 31 SAFETY 55 STRUCTURAL COLLAPSE 5 TECHNIQUES 23 TRAINING 6 TRENCH 10 RescueTalk RocoRescue com has been created as a free resource for sharing insightful information news views and commentary for

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  • Study Proves Four-person Fire Crews Faster
    faster than three person crews The study by the National Institute of Standards and Technology a Commerce Department agency indicated four person crews put water on the fire faster completed laddering and ventilation faster and finished a primary search and rescue of a non ambulatory person from an upstairs bedroom faster The results from this rigorous scientific study on the most common and deadly fires in the country those in single family residences provide quantitative data to fire chiefs and public officials responsible for determining safe staffing levels station locations and appropriate funding for community and fire fighter safety Harold A Schaitberger IAFF s general president wrote on the union s Frontline blog This study comes at a crucial time for the fire service Public officials considering resource cuts cannot ignore the results of this unbiased study he added Fire risks grow exponentially Each minute of delay is critical to the safety of the occupants and firefighters and is directly related to property damage said Jason Averill a principal investigator on the study who leads NIST s Engineered Fire Safety Group within its Building and Fire Research Laboratory Reprinted from Occupational Health Safety Previous Next New Stuff Atmospheric Monitors May NOT Detect All Dangers Roco QUICK DRILL 10 Tripod Quick Drill Service Life Guidelines for Rescue Equipment NFPA Issues New Guide for Confined Spaces Gravedigger Engulfed In Cave in of Unguarded Grave Hot Topics ATMOSPHERIC HAZARDS 6 CONFINED SPACE 58 EQUIPMENT 36 FALL PROTECTION 16 FIRE FIGHTERS 1 HOW TO VIDEOS 6 INCIDENTS 27 MISCELLANEOUS 40 NEWS 90 OSHA MEMORANDUM 2 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS 36 QUICK DRILLS 12 REGULATIONS 31 SAFETY 55 STRUCTURAL COLLAPSE 5 TECHNIQUES 23 TRAINING 6 TRENCH 10 RescueTalk RocoRescue com has been created as a free resource for sharing insightful information news views and commentary for

    Original URL path: http://www.rocorescue.com/roco-rescue-blog/study-proves-four-person-fire-crews-faster (2016-02-15)
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  • Dennis O’Connell, Director of Training/Chief Instructor
    NYPD Emergency Services Unit ESU for 17 years Besides responding to over 100 000 assignments each year this elite group served as a Special Weapons and Tactics SWAT unit for America s iconic city responding to high risk situations and providing rescue operations for transportation accidents building collapses hazardous materials incidents water rescue confined space and high angle incidents helicopter operations high rise Medevac and disorder control As a member of ESU he was extensively involved in rescue and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center from Day One As a hand selected member of FEMA s New York Task Force 1 Sgt O Connell responded to major disasters in Oklahoma City Atlanta Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic With his broad teaching experience and expertise in real world rescue O Connell is a man others want to learn from His inspiration for becoming a rescue professional As a young man O Connell was involved in an automobile crash with fatal injuries to one of his best friends At that moment he vowed to learn the proper techniques of lifesaving rescue and emergency response Mission accomplished His best advice for the novice Know your equipment like the back of your hand literally You have to protect yourself before you can help others What does he do for fun Almost anything that presents a challenge Here we see him sporting Cajun Reeboks for a little recreational trip down the bayou Only the best equipment for the job will do for Dennis Previous Next New Stuff Atmospheric Monitors May NOT Detect All Dangers Roco QUICK DRILL 10 Tripod Quick Drill Service Life Guidelines for Rescue Equipment NFPA Issues New Guide for Confined Spaces Gravedigger Engulfed In Cave in of Unguarded Grave Hot Topics ATMOSPHERIC HAZARDS 6 CONFINED SPACE 58 EQUIPMENT 36 FALL

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  • McKenney’s Fan
    As I have already told the instructors I started the course not knowing what to expect and ended the week realizing that my rope rescuing journey has just begun and I have a lot of work to do Thanks Jeff Schnaak Safety Coordinator McKenney s Inc one of Atlanta s Best Places to Work in 2009 published from email to Roco Previous Next New Stuff Atmospheric Monitors May NOT Detect All Dangers Roco QUICK DRILL 10 Tripod Quick Drill Service Life Guidelines for Rescue Equipment NFPA Issues New Guide for Confined Spaces Gravedigger Engulfed In Cave in of Unguarded Grave Hot Topics ATMOSPHERIC HAZARDS 6 CONFINED SPACE 58 EQUIPMENT 36 FALL PROTECTION 16 FIRE FIGHTERS 1 HOW TO VIDEOS 6 INCIDENTS 27 MISCELLANEOUS 40 NEWS 90 OSHA MEMORANDUM 2 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS 36 QUICK DRILLS 12 REGULATIONS 31 SAFETY 55 STRUCTURAL COLLAPSE 5 TECHNIQUES 23 TRAINING 6 TRENCH 10 RescueTalk RocoRescue com has been created as a free resource for sharing insightful information news views and commentary for our students and others who are interested in technical rope rescue Therefore we make no representations as to accuracy completeness or suitability of any information and are not liable for any errors

    Original URL path: http://www.rocorescue.com/roco-rescue-blog/mckenney-s-fan (2016-02-15)
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  • What’s New with NFPA 1006?
    5 6 environment Paragraph 5 5 7 now requires the performance as a litter tender in a low angle environment for a load haul or lower distance of 6 1 meters 20 feet It is now required to direct a lower in both a low angle environment 5 5 9 and a high angle environment 5 5 10 with a minimum load travel distance of 3 meters Paragraphs 5 5 12 requires the operation of a belay during a haul or lower of 10 feet in a high angle environment and 5 5 13 requires the belay of a falling load in a high angle environment Chapter 6 Rope Rescue Specialty Area The Specialty areas include knowledge and performance criteria for Level I Technicians and additional criteria for Level II Technicians Here are some of the changes and additions for level I Technicians Paragraph 6 1 4 now specifies the compound mechanical advantage operation must be directed in a high angle environment with a load haul distance of at least 6 1 meters or 20 feet This next one may be the most significant for some of us Paragraph 6 1 5 now requires a minimum rope ascent distance of 20 feet in a high angle environment The descent of a fixed rope now specifies that it is to be performed in a high angle environment with a travel distance of at least 6 1 meters Level II Rope Rescue Technicians must perform all the Level I requirements and the following additional requirements Paragraph 6 2 1 requires the completion of an assignment while suspended from a rope rescue system in a high angle environment at a height of at least 20 feet 6 2 2 requires the movement of a victim in a high angle environment at least 6

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  • RescueTalk™
    s President Kay Goodwyn Center What a great job the Lion Oil team continues to do read more What are three levels of protection required by OSHA for confined space entrants Thursday June 24 2010 The three levels of protection required by OSHA for confined space entrants are 1 Hazard Awareness 2 Retrieval Equipment 3 Rescue Services read more More room for rescue GEAR at Roco s BR headquarters Wednesday June 23 2010 Roco has expanded its Baton Rouge warehouse to accommodate a Department of Defense contract that was awarded in 2009 This contract with the U S Air Force supplies customized Confined Space Structural Collapse Kits to Pararescuemen PJ s worldwide The additional space will allow us to process and store specialized equipment kits that are going to these elite teams according to VP COO John Voinche The four year contract also includes Roco s 110 hour tactical training course which is provided for the Pararescue teams once they receive their equipment kits Roco has had the honor of working with these teams since August of 2001 when we conducted our first Tactical Confined Space Structural Collapse course In fact this class took place just prior to the 9 11 attacks when structural collapse training took on a whole new meaning for emergency responders We are so very proud to be a part of this effort which provides specialized training and equipment to these unique rescue teams says Voinche He added These customized Roco kits have since been used in all parts of the world including Iraq Afghanistan and Haiti read more Does the confined space entrant need to use a harness and lifeline or retrieval system even when a trained rescue team is on site Wednesday June 09 2010 Yes A retrieval system should be used whenever an entrant enters a permit space unless the retrieval system creates a greater hazard to the entrant or does not contribute to the rescue effort read more When considering proper patient packaging is the patient s medical condition the only priority Wednesday June 09 2010 No The rescuer should also consider the size and configuration of the confined space i e once packaged will the patient and packaging fit through the opening as well as the rescue techniques to be used the atmosphere inside the space and the exposure to hazards read more Middletown OH Confined Space Incident FF s Down Wednesday June 09 2010 Friday May 7 2010 A 32 year old city worker is dead after being overcome by fumes this morning while checking a sewer outside of a business on Yankee Road according to police Meanwhile two firefighters who attempted to rescue the public works employee were hospitalized after the accident about 8 a m today May 7 in front of Air Products and Chemicals Inc 2500 Yankee Road according to police Jabin Lakes died after falling into a manhole during an inspection according to Police Maj Mark Hoffman More Firefighters went into rescue Lakes and were overcome

    Original URL path: http://www.rocorescue.com/roco-rescue-blog/page/23/ (2016-02-15)
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