A Manual for the Rescue Professional
A comprehensive manual for swiftwater and flood
rescue, aimed at rescue squads, firefighters, EMS personnel and
administrators -- as well as anyone who might be faced with the
possibility of a flood or swiftwater rescue. Topics include basic rescuer
safety considerations, river hydrology, equipment, shore-based,
boat-based, and in-water rescue techniques, medical considerations,
rigging for river rescue, incident command, and swiftwater training.
Densely illustrated with 235 line drawings and over 100 photographs,
Swiftwater Rescue also covers advanced subjects like the use of
helicopters and special situations like low-head dams and flood channel
Jim Segerstrom, Rescue 3
Swiftwater Rescue is a straightforward,
well-organized, and most importantly, an easy, read. Slim not only
addresses river and flood rescue directly, he also includes those
techniques that have become the recognized competency standards among all
the river rescue program being taught today in the U.S. He covers
variations in techniques from Europe. He thoroughly covers such diverse
subjects as basic and advanced equipment; training; pre-planning;
boat-based rescues and various rope systems. He looks at many specialized
situations such as river searches, night operations, vehicular rescues,
weirs, and helicopter rescues. Finally, he looks at the bigger pictures of
major flood operations and disaster work involving floods.
Ken Phillips, SAR
Coordinator, Grand Canyon National Park
...a must for all outdoor rescue personnel. It
examines all contemporary tools found in the swiftwater rescuer's tool
box...an exhaustive collection of current rescue techniques and swiftwater
Steve Linton, president,
International Association of Dive Rescue Specialists
...the most complete text ever written on the subject.
It should be mandatory reading for all public safety personnel.
American Canoe Association Safety Chairman
A much-needed bridge between professional swiftwater
and recreational whitewater communities.
Captain Tim Rogers,
Charlotte, NC, Fire Department
A must-read for any fire department involved in water
rescue training and emergencies.
From the Publisher
This is so far the only book to deal with swiftwater
rescue for the rescue professional. The author, Slim Ray, is an
internationally recognized authority on the subject.
From the Author
I wrote this because of continuing problems with
swiftwater and flood rescue. An average of three professional rescuers and
200 citizens drown each year in flood and swiftwater emergencies.
About the Author
Slim Ray is an internationally-recognized authority on
flood, swiftwater and whitewater safety and rescue with over fifteen years
experience in swiftwater rescue, including course development and
instruction with Rescue 3, Canyonlands Field Institute, and the Nantahala
Outdoor Center. He co-authored River Rescue with Les Bechdel and has
written numerous articles on the subject. He is an active recreational
kayaker and has worked as a raft guide and canoe and kayak instructor both
in the US and abroad. He has been the American representative in several
international river safety conferences and organized the International
Safety Symposium (ISS '90) in the US.
Swiftwater Rescue Field Guide
Swiftwater Rescue Field Guide is a waterproof,
pocket-sized, "mission-tough" field reference for anyone who
might be called on to do a flood or swiftwater rescue. This field guide
distills the hard-won knowledge of Swiftwater Rescue into a practical
on-the-spot reference for real people doing real rescues. This 4x6"
guide is made to fit in a pocket, a glove compartment or a emergency
response pack. It is the ultimate (and only) field reference to swiftwater
rescue topics like basic rescuer safety considerations, river hydrology,
equipment, shore-based, boat-based, and in-water rescue techniques; knots,
rigging for river rescue, helicopters, incident command; and special
situations like low-head dams and flood channel rescues.
Whitewater paddling is exciting, adventurous_and
sometimes risky. That's why every fast-water paddler needs the skills so
clearly defined in River Rescue. This completely revised third edition of
the AMC classic manual gives expert advice, with clear, concise
instructions and hundreds of vital illustrations and photographs that
cover all aspects of river safety. Features:
_ expanded material on big-water rescue
_ self-rescue and rescue of others_by hand, boat, rope, and other ways;
_ tools and techniques_rope work, throw bags, boat handling, high and
low-tech gear to use when seconds count;
_ rescue organization: leadership, teamwork, patient care, evacuation, and
Whitewater Rescue Manual
Regardless of skill, running rivers presents an element of danger. As
whitewater paddling continues to grow in popularity and more
thrill-seekers push the boundaries of the sport, accidents are inevitable.
In Whitewater Rescue Manual, two paddlers who have
long been at the forefront of whitewater safety and rescue present a
tightly focused look at the best, most current techniques for both
self-rescue and rescue of others on the river. The authors provide
well-reasoned guidance that will teach you when to stay with the boat and
when not to; how to retrieve a lost boat; how to swim out of trouble and
when not to swim; how to reach a victim by wading, swimming, or using
ropes; how to coordinate a rescue effort; how to make sure that would-be
rescuers don't become victims; how to properly perform first aid and
safely evacuate injured paddlers; and much more.
This well-illustrated guide is essential reading for
canoeists, kayakers, and rafters of all levels--as well as river guide
trainees, participants in river rescue courses, and whitewater
High Angle Rescue Techniques
Engineering Practical Rope Rescue Systems
Beginners and advanced rescue technicians will learn
from and enjoy this entertaining and educational book. A practical look at
rope resuce systems from the point of view of an experienced professional,
each chapter features exciting stories and real life situations. The book
provides a complete look at team integrity and development issues as well
as team efficiency concepts that create a superior survival profile for
users. Interesting, current, and sometimes controversial topics within the
rescue community are featured throughout.
Cmc Rope Rescue Manual
With over 20,000 copies sold, the CMC Rope Rescue Manual
has become the standard reference for many departments and rope rescue
training programs. The manual reflects what we've learned through many
years of responding to resuces and teaching hundreds of students. Now in
its third edition, the manual has been updated and several new chapters
have been added. The extensive use of illustrations and step-by-step
procedures help the reader develop or expand rope rescue knowledge and
skills. Topics include: safety, equipment, rappelling, pick-offs,
stretcher evacuations, patient packaging, improvised high-anchor points,
and organizing the response. More than 240 illustrations and photos take
you step-by-step through lowering and raising systems, mechanical
advantage, and rappel based rescues.
Confined Space and Structural Rope Rescue
Technical Rescue Riggers Guide Vol 3
The new revised edition, Technical Rescue Riggers
Guide by Rick Lipke, shows some of the most up to date techniques rope
rescue available today. 126 pages, 296 clear illistrations and photos,
from basic knots and anchors, to highlines, helo rescues, and much more!
Completely cross referenced, with handy safety reminders throughout.
Already on its third printing, this guide is rapidly becomming the defacto
national standard for safe, intelligent rope rescue. A portion of the sale
of this guide goes to support volunteer mountain rescue.
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