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Field Guide to Accompany High Angle Rescue Techniques, Third Edition

Author(s): Tom Vines, Civilian Deputy for Search and Rescue (ret.), Carbon County Sheriff's Search and Rescue, Red Lodge, Montana
Steve Hudson, President, Pigeon Mountain Industries, Inc., Deputy Director, Walker County Emergency Management, Lafayette, Georgia
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  • ISBN-13: 9781284043914
  • Paperback    116 pages      © 2014
Price: $26.95 US List
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Convenient and easy to carry, this unique field guide provides easy access to a variety of common high angle situations and procedures in the field. The High Angle Rescue Techniques Field Guide offers:

  • Easy portability making it ideal for rescuers, students, and trainers
  • Comprehensive coverage of NFPA and OSHA guidelines
  • Scores of illustrations, including diagrams of important ropes and knots procedures
  • Equipment lists for procedures to aid rescuers in preparation

Learn more about the High Angle Rescue Techniques, Third Edition textbook.

Features & Benefits

*Offers the latest in compliance with nationally recognized standards set by NFPA, ANSI, and OSHA.

*Uses extensive illustrations and diagrams of procedures and tying knots.

*Makes an ideal quick reference and goes anywhere you go - in the field or in the classroom.

Section 1  Rope Care
Section 2  Knots and Anchoring
Section 3  One-Person Techniques
Section 4  Communications Coordination
Section 5  Litters
Section 6  Lowering, Belaying, and Hauling
Section 7  Rigging Calculations
Section 8  Helicopters
Index  

Tom Vines-Civilian Deputy for Search and Rescue (ret.), Carbon County Sheriff's Search and Rescue, Red Lodge, Montana

Tom Vines has a wide spectrum of experience in urban and backcountry emergency services, along with years of work in training emergency responders and in publications.

While in the east coast, he provided consulting services on high angle rope techniques to the Washington DC Metropolitan Police Special Operations Division and to the

National Headquarters of The International Association of Firefighters. While there, he responded to search and rescue calls to backcounty areas that included vertical cave

emergencies.

While in Montana, he served a Civilian Deputy for Search and Rescue (ret) for Carbon County and worked search and rescue responses in the mountain areas of Carbon County

and adjoining Stillwater County. In nearby Yellowstone National Park, he has joined in mutual response training with national park rangers in specialties such as helicopter

rappelling and helicopter short haul operations.

His medical experience includes ambulance service in Billings, Montana and as an instructor in wilderness EMS.

On the national scene, he helped establish and coordinate the International Technical Rescue Symposium (ITRS). For 20 years, he edited the “Rescue Report,” column, a review

and analysis of actual rescue incidents nationwide. In addition to the three previous editions of High Angle Rescue Techniques, he was co-author for

Confined Space and Structural Rope Rescue.

Additional Titles by this Author

Steve Hudson-President, Pigeon Mountain Industries, Inc., Deputy Director, Walker County Emergency Management, Lafayette, Georgia