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MRA Webinar Series: What is Cave Rescue and Who is the NCRC?

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015
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Webinar Description:
Join Tim as he begins this webinar with a brief overview of a recent technical cave rescue. This will set the stage to explain who is the National Cave Rescue Commission (NCRC) and their role in cave rescue.

Tim White is the Southeast Regional Coordinator for the NCRC. He is an active member of Chattanooga/Hamilton County (TN) Rescue Service – Cave, Cliff and Technical Team and a founding member and first President of the Huntsville Cave Rescue Unit, Inc. He is also the Senior Technical Manager for Over the Edge, Inc.

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MRA Webinar Series: Terrain Based Probability in SAR

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015
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Webinar Description:
Even though terrain can be important in determining subject behavior, its impact is often misunderstood or subject to personal intuition. Recent research has helped to quantify its effects and provide an evidence-based standard for assigning POA to streams, ridges and other terrain features. Learn about these new findings, as well as the implications for some commonly accepted search management practices.

Matt Jacobs is a W-EMT with the Bay Area Mountain Rescue Unit and Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue. A software engineer by day, he is the creator of caltopo.com and sartopo.com.

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Advance Tech HX Haul System

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

The new PMI Advance Tech HX Haul System provides an extremely strong and versatile haul system. Weighing around 3 pounds, this kit is pre-rigged as either a 4:1 or 5:1 mechanical advantage system. Just flip the kit end to end for either advantage as needed. Also included are two SMC Lite Steel carabiners, a 5mm oval screw link, and a PMI accessory cord lanyard which releases or sets the progress capture cam. This entire kit comes in a compact storage bag and is everything you need to quickly deploy a strong mechanical advantage system.


PMI Rope Tech Gloves

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Hand protection and finger dexterity at its best. This ultra-lightweight design is great for belaying, knot tying and other rigging work. It is not suitable hand protection for fast rope or other body rappel techniques. http://shop.pmirope.com/personal-gear/gloves

With Spanish Subtitles


MRA Webinar Series – Suicide Missions: Coping Strategies for Dealing with Suicide Recoveries in the Backcountry

Thursday, September 4th, 2014
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Webinar Description:
As mountain rescuers, we pride ourselves on our ability to save the lives of the folks who are having a bad day in the mountains. But as the recent suicide of actor/comedian Robin Williams drove home, not every story has a happy ending, and an increasing number of rescuers find themselves performing the recovery of suicides in the backcountry. This webinar will provide some coping strategies and tips for SAR managers and rescuers who find themselves dealing with the aftermath of what is now the 10th leading cause of death in America – suicide.

The presenter, Tom Wood, is an author, freelance writer and 16 year veteran of the Alpine Rescue Team in Evergreen, Colorado. He is their current Field Director, and an MRA Terrestrial Rescue Delegate. A former journalist and combat photographer with the USMC, Tom’s day job is that of Training Manager for Vertical Rescue Solutions (Pigeon Mountain Industries’ training division). He lives in Conifer, Colorado with his wife and three children.

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MRA Webinar Series – Death Notification: Doing Your Best When the News is the Worst

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014
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Webinar Description:
Join us for this free webinar on this challenging topic. Death and survivor notification are inevitable parts of emergency response, but training for this important work is limited. Learn proven approaches and review the research that will allow you to share the worst of news with kindness, while reducing responder stress & anxiety.

Presenter Tim Durkin’s career in SAR and EMS began in 1992 with Explorer SAR post 616 in Maryland. While completing his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering at Vanderbilt University, he was a volunteer EMT and CPR instructor. He continued to volunteer as an EMT in his community fire/rescue department after college, and completed paramedic training in 2000. After work as both a volunteer and career paramedic, he returned to school and completed his medical education at the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2005. He completed residency in emergency medicine at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. Since 2009, he has been practicing emergency medicine in Albuquerque and is an active member of Albuquerque Mountain Rescue Council, where he has served as communication chair, Vice President and most recently Medical Director.

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Buff Demonstration

Monday, July 7th, 2014

A demonstration of the multiple ways to use and wear Buff Headwear.


PMI® Extreme Pro™ with Unicore® Technology

Monday, May 5th, 2014

An incredible new PMI rope, Extreme Pro™ with Unicore® technology is the ultimate polyester kernmantle rope. Unicore® technology creates the ultimate bond between sheath and core.


Harken® PowerSeat™

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
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Webinar Description:
Join PMI and Harken® for this informative webinar on the Harken® PowerSeat™. Sean Cogan from Harken® presented this webinar detailing the different uses and configurations of the PowerSeat™.

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Harken PowerSeat – PMI Promo Video

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

The Harken® PowerSeat™* is a groundbreaking in-seat powered ascender/descender for vertical rope access. Operated by gas, the PowerSeat is designed to stay in an upright position, allowing technicians to work comfortably at height and to complete tasks quickly. Safety is paramount. A dead man’s switch controls ascent speed up to 15 m/min (49.2 ft/min), while a fail-safe braking system controls descent and prevents free-falls. The Harken PowerSeat™ is built of strong, noncorrosive materials and weighs just 30.80 lbs (14.000 kg) for easy hand carry. Maximum working load is 601.80 lbs (73.000 kg), allowing two-person rescue operations. It is CE certified to Machinery Directive and verified by Bureau Veritas. The PowerSeat’s many applications include: mountain rescue, industrial maintenance, wind turbine & offshore construction, engineering and inspections, marine & rigging. It can also be used in horizontal configurations to haul material or fixed -point rigging for rescue. *Must be used with a Fall-Arrest system