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Rescue From Wind Turbine – Trask Bradbury

July 17th, 2017

A rescue from an 80 meter Siemens Wind Turbine in Kansas

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Cascade Rescue Equalizer Adjustable Handle System

July 17th, 2017

The Cascade Rescue Equalizer – Adjustable Handle System for litters

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Cascade Rescue TERRA TAMER Rescue Wheel

July 17th, 2017

The TERRA TAMER is the lightest, most stable, maneuverable and durable overland transport rescue wheel available. All titanium frame, stainless components and an obstacle crushing 26 x 4.25 all terrain wheel. Dominate the trail with the TERRA TAMER.

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MRA Webinar Series – Cognitive De-biasing Strategies for Critical, Time Sensitive Decision-making in Austere Environmental Emergencies

March 7th, 2017
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Webinar Description:
What I Learned Spending 14 hours Peeing In My Wetsuit

December 5th, 2015 saw two cavers trapped by rising flood waters on Vancouver Island, BC. Andrew Munoz was one of those cavers, tasked with extracting and reviving his nearly drowned companion. This situation is harrowing enough, but his GoPro just happened to be running and the entire ordeal was caught on film.

Having your worst moment preserved in High Def. allows for ample time for personal reflection and post-incident analysis.

Join Andrew as he breaks down the incident, play-by-play, taking you through the decision making process used by professional rescuers when seconds count. The unbelievable footage, combined with Andrew’s scathing introspection, will leave the viewers with lessons they won’t soon forget.

Andrew Munoz began his caving in 2003, working his way around the world leading tours and expeditions for the next 10 years. He left his guiding career to pursue a path as a first responder and works as a Paramedic and Industrial Fire Fighter on Vancouver Island, B.C with his wife Sarah and daughter Juniper. He has focused on the science of cognitive decision making, exploring strategies to equip rescuers with the mental tools they need to make the right decision when seconds count.

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MRA Webinar Series – 2017 Winter Business Meeting Review

February 21st, 2017
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Webinar Description:
The MRA just finished up another successful winter business meeting in Salt Lake City, and in case you weren’t able to attend, the MRA President will provide an overview of major meeting points and current projects during this webinar.

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ICAR 2016

December 9th, 2016

ICAR 2016, Bulgaria (Part 1) and ICAR 2016, Bulgaria (Part 2) from Topograph Media on Vimeo.

The International Commission for Alpine Rescue (ICAR) met in Borovets, Bulgaria, between October 19th and 27th, 2016. More than 400 rescuers from 40 countries participated to exchange the latest information on new technology and best practices. Topograph Media has filmed and photographed the ICAR events since 2007. Videos from past events can be found at www.topographmedia.com.


My Life on the Line: 40 Years with PMI

August 30th, 2016
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Webinar Description:
Join us as we celebrate PMI’s 40th anniversary with the product that started it all – the PMI® Pit Rope. Since this rope was created by cavers for caving, it seems only fitting that our webinar speaker is a caver. With over 44 years of cave exploring under her belt, Nancy Aulenbach has been a fan of PMI from the very start, and is certainly a good judge of rope character! Nancy will be sharing stories of some of her favorite caving adventures around the world, and give us a look back in time when PMI changed the quality of vertical caving forever.

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

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

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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MRA Webinar Series – Enhancing Backcountry Radio Communications: Inexpensive Equipment and Simple Technique Changes

April 26th, 2016

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Webinar Description:
Enhancing Backcountry Radio Communications – Going from @#%$* to 5×5. Many teams operate in mountainous, backcountry terrain where the “peak to valley” altitude differential can be 4000 feet, and ALL teams operate in communications challenging environments. Learn to do all you can to enhance member to member and team to IC communications.

This is a succinct look at inexpensive equipment and simple technique changes that will enhance your team’s radio communications. We’ll look at $20 frequency specific, tuned antennas that outperform “do all” factory antennas. Can a 4 oz. $25 Roll-Up, Packable antenna really DOUBLE output for establishing Command in the field? What is a Tiger Tail, and how you can add it to each team member’s hand held radio. How to establish a “field based” portable radio communication repeater station; Under 10 lbs, under $250.

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