Tag: Safety

PMI® Falcon Helmet

Monday, September 11th, 2017

PMI’s Falcon helmet is designed for use at work-at-height and for professional rescue. The helmet is equipped with both a fourpoint suspension system to reduce impact, and also a ventilation system with metal mesh for air circulation and protection from debris. It also features headlamp/goggle retainer clips. The new low profile design also contains a helmet adjustment dial with a four-point retention system for customized fitting. Weighing less than one pound, this helmet is very lightweight and also has a comfortable moisture wicking headband liner that can be removed and cleaned. One size fits most with a range of 20 to 24.4 inches and the design offers a good adaptation to various head sizes.

Key Features:

  • 4 point helmet suspension system for impact reduction
  • Comfortable, moisture wicking headband liner that can be removed and cleaned
  • Ventilation system with metal mesh that provides air circulation on both sides of the helmet for maximum comfort while working and prevents debris from entering the helmet
  • Headlamp/goggle retainer clips
  • Helmet adjustment dial and 4 point retention system for customized fitting adjustments

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MRA Webinar Series – When Angels Fall: Recent Accidents in Helicopter Rescues

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

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Webinar Description:
While rescue mountaineers must strive at every turn to focus on the safety of their victims, they understandably must put their own safety first. Rarely, rescuers will be hurt, or even killed.

This multi-media presentation will include a detailed discussion about the multitude of elements pertaining to the risks in helicopter rescue operations in mountainous terrain and will profile a number of helicopter rescue accidents use of helicopters, and will include analysis of those accidents.

Utilizing materials from several Mountain Rescue Association teams and the NTSB, this Power Point presentation will include still and video images of helicopter accident sites. Case studies of accidents and near-misses in mountain rescue operations will be featured in this program.

Charley Shimanski is a member of Colorado’s Alpine Rescue Team, and the Mountain Rescue Program Coordinator for Flight For Life Colorado, which provides critical care transport with five helicopters that assist search and rescue agencies throughout Colorado with rescue capability, aerial search support, and an Avalanche Deployment Program. Author of the MRA’s two Helicopter Training Manuals, and Past President of the MRA, Charley serves as a frequent speaker at national and international rescue conferences. He also served as Senior Vice President of Disaster Services for the American Red Cross in Washington DC.

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MRA Webinar Series – Spring and Summer Avalanches: Strategic Decisions for Mountain Rescuers

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

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Webinar Description:
While most people think of avalanches as a winter danger, late spring and summer avalanches kill about 1 in 10 of all avalanche victims, and these accidents do not all happen on the big glacier-covered peaks of Alaska and Washington. Having awareness of wet snow instabilities is important for mountain rescuers to stay safe and work efficiently. This is especially important as nearly all summertime avalanche SAR operations are performed by mountain rescuers. This presentation will address the issues of wet snow and wet-snow avalanches as they pertain to mountain rescuers. Sub-topics will include the avalanche rescue problem (who gets into trouble and where); what rescuers should look for when judging the danger, and what rescuers can do to mitigate their risk.

Dale Atkins is a longtime member of Alpine Rescue Team of Evergreen, Colorado. He worked as an avalanche forecaster and researcher for the state of Colorado, and was a long-time professional ski patroller too. Dale is also a past president of the American Avalanche Association and was the long-time MRA representative to ICAR. His daytime job is for RECCO AB, which is an avalanche rescue system used by many mountain rescue and ski patrols around the world.

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ASSE 2015

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Presentation Description:
This presentation was given at the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Safety 2015 conference held June 7-10, 2015 in Dallas, Texas.


Fire Resistant Buff® with DuPont™ Nomex®

Monday, November 10th, 2014

See how well the Fire Resistant Buff® with DuPont™ Nomex® resists direct flame.


MRA Webinar Series – SAR Communication Skills: Strengthening the Weakest Link

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014
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Webinar Description:
When a child gets injured on the mountain, MRA teams know exactly what to do. We organize search teams, build technical systems, and provide medical care. We perform these advanced skillsets efficiently because we train for them and every incident provides an opportunity to test our abilities.

One crucial skill, however, gets mostly forgotten. We never train for it and don’t know how to measure our proficiency. The first goal of this webinar is to convince you that you’re not as good of a communicator as you thought you were, then suggest a dozen ways to improve.

The webinar aims to make you more aware of helpful communication skills and how your team culture created through communication can either cause fatalities or increase morale and dedication among your volunteers.

Presenter and communications expert Shaun Roundy has been a SAR member for fifteen years, a member of the MRA Intermountain Region leadership for seven, and chairs the MRA Webinar Training Committee. He speaks several languages; taught university strategic writing for fifteen years; and has written several books, including “75 Search and Rescue Stories: an insider’s view of survival, death, and volunteer heroes who tip the balance when things fall apart.”

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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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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.


Memorial Webinar for Steve Hudson

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
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Webinar Description:
This free, memorial webinar is a reshowing of a previous PMI Webinar presented by the late PMI President Steve Hudson. It provides insight on the proper inspection, care and maintenance of Life Safety Rope. In addition, we will try to answer the tough question of when to retire your rope.

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Advance Tech & Mate – Mechanical Advantage Made Easy

Monday, August 27th, 2012
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Webinar Description:
Designer of SMC Advance Tech HX and Advance Tech Mate Pulleys reviews their design and functional features. SMC Advance Tech HX Pulley is a double pulley with an integrated cam that provides immediate progress capture without the need of prussik loops. Learn tips and tricks for use and rigging as well as an opportunity for Q & A.

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