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Knots and Ropes. Developed as part of the National Emergency Services Curriculum Project. Overview. For CAP members knots are mainly used for a basic reasons Land Survival Assist Technical Rescue Groups Tie Down Aircraft if Necessary CAP will not normally perform technical rope rescues

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Knots and ropes

Knots and Ropes

Developed as part of the National Emergency Services Curriculum Project


Overview

Overview

  • For CAP members knots are mainly used for a basic reasons

    • Land Survival

    • Assist Technical Rescue Groups

    • Tie Down Aircraft if Necessary

  • CAP will not normally perform technical rope rescues

    • Too much training and liability


Rope characteristics

Rope Characteristics

  • Running end

  • Standing End

  • Bight

  • Loop

  • Coil


Four knot categories

Four Knot Categories

  • Tying into a Rope

  • Backup Knots

  • Tying Ropes or cords together

  • Anchors


Figure eight on a bight

Figure Eight on a Bight


Water knot

Water Knot


Tautline hitch aircraft tie downs

Tautline Hitch (Aircraft Tie-Downs)


Double eight bend

Double Eight Bend


Figure of eight re threaded

Figure of Eight Re-threaded


Swiss seat

Swiss Seat

  • Not Instructed for Mountaineering Purposes

    • Safety tie-ins not rappelling

  • CAP is not a technical rescue team for special mountaineering work.

    • Not enough training time

    • Expensive

    • Too great a risk

    • Selected personnel only, normally at their own risk

  • Ground Team Leader Skill


Swiss seat safety use only not rappelling

Swiss Seat (Safety Use Only, Not Rappelling)


Knots and ropes tasks

Knots and Ropes Tasks

  • Ground Team Member

    • O-0501: Tie Knots


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