2014-01-16 Rope Rescue training


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  • 4-year review
    • highlights for 2013
      • 12 training sessions
        • public demo off Hewetson bridge
      • combining with Swift Water Rescue team
        • SWR course
    • challenges
      • few people attend training
      • low interest in training outside
      • no formal course
      • very few people do organization support
    • what we planned to accomplish
    • the resources that we have (people, time, finance)
    • the need for rope rescue
    • our current capabilities
      • equipment: 2 kits, adequate but weak
      • personnel: variable about 8
      • skills: 1-PEP Team Leader, 2-PEP Team Member equivalent, 5-Team Member in training
      • capacity:
        • high-angle or steep slope (> 30 degrees) in wilderness, road access, or industrial: only when the right personnel attending and given lots of time
          • easy scenarios can handle in reasonable time
        • low-angle on very-low angle: capable. Slow without key personnel
    • how best to address the need
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  • Dan, Rob, Brett

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  • all team members have scene survey skills
    • PCES expects RRTMs to be able to take first-on-scene lead
    • need to be able to recognize when RR is appropriate, what type of resources to bring in
    • lead: Brett (review: Brett Wuth)
  • make RR roles simpler
    • using pre-rigged equipment
    • identify additional equipment that reduces learning load
    • lead: Brett (review: Brett Wuth)
  • increase number of members
    • get more people from PCES, PCSAR involved
    • recruit externally
    • high value
    • medium difficulty
    • lead: all

  • RR training
    • training, monthly
      • consider 3-4 longer weekend day activities instead of month's 3rd Thursday evening
      • high value
      • medium difficult
      • immediate
      • lead: Brett (review: Brett Wuth)

  • skills-focused training
    • 4-month cycle
    • month 1: learn new skills set 1 - as much as can take in
    • month 2: review skills 1 / learn new skills 2
    • month 3: test skills 1 / review skills 2 / learn new skills 3
    • month 4: review skills 1 / test skills 2 / review skills 3 / learn new skills 4
    • month 5: review skills 2 / test skills 3 / review skills 4 / learn new skills 5
    • etc.

  • SWR training
    • summer months
    • lead: Nichole, Dan, Rob

  • create working arrangements with other teams
    • Waterton, CNP, Sparwood, ACRO
    • anticipate more local participation with visible involvement in larger team
    • hesitant members prefer invitations to observe at other groups' training
    • high value
    • difficult
    • lead: Brett (review: Brett Wuth)
  • look for public event to schedule a demo at
    • medium value
    • medium difficulty
    • not unless part of exercise
    • lead: Brett (review: Brett Wuth)


  • Learn
    • Water Bend
    • Sizing sling
    • daisy chain webbing

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