11
May

The 2017 Search and Rescue Conference will be held in a few weeks’ time on the 24th May at The Star Hotel Gold Coast, (previously Jupiter’s) Queensland.  The conference follows the Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference, running consecutively at the same venue.

Mr Scott Young, Senior Fire Fighter with ACT Fire & Rescue joins us to discuss ‘Twin Tension Rope Systems for vertical rescue, the way of the future’.

Twin Tension Rope Systems (TTRS) is a paradigm shift in the way we approach two rope rescue systems. It is not a new technique but has gained a lot of interest in the last few years. This is mainly due to the introduction of a new generation of friction devices with integrated pulleys and auto stop capabilities. These advancements have made this technique much safer, less complex and more viable overall. I aim to discuss the pro, cons, and recent research surrounding the revived interest in this technique with a focus on safety and efficiency for both rescuer and casualties.

TTRS was one of many key lessons I gained from a 4 month Churchill fellowship in 2015 investigating safety and efficiency in vertical rescue. With further technological improvements, I predict this will be the way of the future for vertical rescue.

Twin Tension Rope Systems (TTRS) is a paradigm shift in the way we approach two rope rescue systems. It is not a new technique but has gained a lot of interest in the last few years. This is mainly due to the introduction of a new generation of friction devices with integrated pulleys and auto stop capabilities. These advancements have made this technique safer, less complex and more viable overall than the current accepted method. With a focus on safety and efficiency for both rescuer and casualties, I predict this will be the way of the future for vertical rescue.

For more information on the 2017 Search and Rescue Conference and to secure your spot, visit www.sar.anzdmc.com.au.

 



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