Presented By: Joseph R. LaPlant Shady Valley Fire Prot. Dist. Basic Haul Systems. Rope Rescue For. First Reponders. Course Objectives. Understand and use rope rescue terminology and equipment Be able to list many uses of rope and rope hardware
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Joseph R. LaPlant
Shady Valley Fire Prot. Dist.
Basic Haul Systems
Rope Rescue For
- Minimum score of 70% is required on written exam
- 100% of all critical on performance checklist must be achieved for successful course completion.
Simple or compound rope systems, labeled by mechanical advantage, used to forcibly pull or haul an object over certain distance
Must utilize at least ½ inch static kern mantle rope meeting NFPA 1983 specifications.
The standard for life safety rope and safe working loads.
(600 x 15 = 9000 lbs)
Kernmantle is made of parallel filaments or filaments spiraled into cords
(Daisy prior to washing in extractors)
Consist of several steel or aluminum bars mounted on a U-shaped rack
Used for one way movement of a rope and for climbing ropes.
Examples: Cam ascenders
1,000 lbs of pressure
Pulleys are used for:
NFPA 1983 states that pulleys must withstand 5,000 lbs static without distortion and 8,000 lbs with out failure
Some pulleys are designed to solve technical rope problems
Up to 90% of all rope failures are due to improper edge protection!
Type I – Natural Anchors
Type II – Manmade Anchors
All anchors should be edge protected!
Haul systems have many uses on various emergency scenes such as:
The following is a list of the most basic haul system components
Constructing a 3:1 “Z-Rig”
Securing a patient