Posts Tagged ‘Rescue

05
May
15

Between two rocks & a hard place…

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At this point, this young woman was about 20′ above the ground. She continued up another 30′ or so up this vertical shaft, of sorts. Her father scurried up the wall, as if nothing, and continued on much higher. I have trouble negotiating a step ladder, So, I admire free climbing.

This week, a young man fell 150′ to his death at Rocky Butte near my home. Every few years, a climber dies on the North side of Rocky Butte.

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Here Portland Fire & Rescue prepare to rescue a climber stranded on the side of Rocky Butte in the dark. Also, they are always tasked with recovering the bodies of fallen climbers, who might be wedged in the rocks above the lowest point below.

 

10
Jul
14

RAJU’s Salvation: Wildlife SOS

SAVING RAJU…HEARTWARMING DON’T YOU THINK?

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29
Sep
13

Life, Heart, Compassion: Need a Lift…Watch This…Really Watch It

MY SON THE FIREMAN SENT ME THIS VIDEO…EVEN MACHO MAN APPRECIATED THIS..Click Bar

FIREMAN KITTEN

18
Sep
13

Fire Rescue: What Would You Do?

apartment-fire-rescue_31-421x620Watch the slowly developing tension build across the way. Listen to those filming the incident as it unfolds in New York City. Video Here

22
Jun
13

Water Safety: Low Head Dam’s Hydraulics

Low Head Dams: Not as prevalent in the Western U.S., but they are a concern in other parts of the country. I am not sure about around the world. These two videos are dated, but the visuals and info are relevent to the kayaker, boater, rafter on rivers with such dams/spillways. If you run rivers or know those who do watch the videos or share.  Low Head Dam Info  & Another Low Head Dam Tragedy

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31
Oct
11

Wilderness Communications Devices

 “If there’s no risk, there’s no adventure.” Those who are drawn to wilderness medicine—and to the places and circumstances where it is practiced—are, by definition, drawn to adventure and its accompanying risks. Whether it is a backpacking trip, an international mountaineering expedition, or a disaster response, risk cannot be avoided (nor would we wish it to be). What needs to be done in these circumstances is to understand, accept, and manage the risks involved. The tools available for managing risk include thorough pre-departure planning, critically evaluating the situation when problems arise, making sound decisions, and having a plan in place for communicating with sources of outside aid, should their assistance be required.”   

 “A belief that one can readily call for help and be rescued should not lead to taking imprudent risks that would be considered unacceptable if the ability to call for help were not present. Anything that is dependent on technology or batteries can fail. Terrain, weather conditions, and distance can all delay or prevent rescuers from reaching an individual or party in distress. When traveling to the wilderness or to other remote locations, each individual must accept responsibility for themselves and for all the possible outcomes of their adventures.”    Wilderness Communications

 

11
Mar
09

Tony Muncy Congrats! (Intern-Woodland Fire Department)

Tony Muncy~Intern Woodland (Wa. )Fire Dept.

Tony Muncy~Intern Woodland (Wa. )Fire Dept.

New Gear~You Know How It Would Feel

New Gear~You Know How It Would Feel

Because  I am proud of him, I have to share Tony’s accomplishments beyond fly fishing. It has been a rough week with the loss of a very close friend. So, Tony’s accomplishment is a breath of fresh air at a most difficult time. Tony has been accepted as an Intern Fire Fighter at the Woodland Fire Department. He has been studying at the excellent Portland Community College Fire Science program in an attempt to gain his Associate Degree in Fire Science and to receive his EMT certification. He is almost done. Now, an Internship at an excellent department with great training is a positive step. Tony relates everyone in the agency are highly professional and a pleasure to work with. He feels extremely fortunate to work with these fire fighters. Good Luck to Tony.       




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