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9780323019149

High Angle Rescue Techniques
High Angle Rescue Techniques
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  • ISBN-13: 9780323019149
  • ISBN: 0323019145
  • Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division

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Knowledge of high angle rescue is vital to many emergency service personnel. High Angle Rescue Techniques' unique step-by-step approach to instruction facilitates the learning process for both trainers and students. The 3rd edition of High Angle Rescue Techniques offers the latest in compliance with nationally recognized standards set by NFPA, OSHA, and ANSI. · Compliant to NFPA, OSHA, and ANSI standards. · Covers everything you need to know about High Angle Rescue, even for managers! · Standards are listed at the beginning of each chapter and addressed in the body of the text for that chapter. · All chapters have prerequisites, objectives, key terms, and review questions. · Warning boxes and Caution boxes emphasize critical points. · Contributions from the leading authorities in rescue, including experts such as Ken Phillips, Search and Rescue Coordinator for Grand Canyon National Park; Dr. Michael Callahan, a leading authority in rescue medicine in the U.S. and overseas; Loui McCurley, a widely recognized authority on equipment standards and testing; and Jim Kovach, a prominent fire rescue instructor. · Now in full color, the design is visually engaging and aids in understanding concepts. · New Pocket Guide, included with every text, condenses information from the book into a manual readers can take with them anywhere they go. Pocket Guide is also available separately. · NFPA boxes show which chapters address which NFPA standards, ensuring that the team is meeting NFPA guidelines. · Chapter on rescue preplanning and response covers planning for an incident, managing a team, troubleshooting problems, and wrapping up, providing thorough preparation. · Chapter on Litters provides in-depth information on how to use litters in patient transport with an emphasis on safety. · Tower safety section teaches readers how to handle rescues in the hazardous and ever-present setting of cell phone towers. · Helicopter operations chapter features safe procedures for operating around a helicopter, how to choose a suitable helispot, and limitations and hazards of helicopter rescue, guaranteeing safe, efficient helicopter rescue. · Highline Rescue facts give the reader safe, efficient highline rope rescue techniques. · New chapter on testing equipment explains how to detect worn and stressed ropes and other equipment, which is vital to personal safety.Vines, Tom is the author of 'High Angle Rescue Techniques' with ISBN 9780323019149 and ISBN 0323019145.

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