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Swiftwater rescue

Author: Slim Ray
Publisher: Asheville, NC : CFS Press, ©2013.
Series: Flood fighters series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. & expandedView all editions and formats
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"Firefighters, park rangers, search and rescue squad members, EMS administrators, and anyone whose public safety duties include river, flood or swiftwater rescues will find this densely illustrated, fact-filled book to be of tremendous value. It is written to save lives - yours and your teammates as well as those of the people you rescue. Swiftwater rescue is one of the most dangerous types of technical rescue -  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Slim Ray
ISBN: 9780988243507 0988243504
OCLC Number: 844114826
Notes: "A manual for the rescue professional."
Description: 264 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Prologue: an accident on the San Marcos River --
1. Towards a philosophy of swiftwater rescue --
2. The river: an introduction to hydrology --
3. Eqipment --
4. Rigging for river rescue I --
the basics --
5. Rigging for river rescue II --
anchors, haul systems, and belays --
6. Rigging for river rescue III --
advanced techniques --
7. Shore-based rescue --
8. Boat-based rescues --
9. In-water rescues --
10. Helicopters --
11. Special situations --
12. Incident command and site organization --
13. Preparation, pre-planning & prevention --14. Medical considerations --
15. Searches and recoveries --
16. Animal rescue --
17. Swiftwater training --
a suggested program --
18. Afterword: an analysis of the San Marcos incident --
Appendix 1: Common search and rescue helicopters --
Appendix 2: Helicopter hand signals --
Appendix 3: Death investigation checklist --
Appendix 4: Swiftwater training --
Appendix 5: Pet owners --
Be prepared with a disaster plan! --
Appendix 6: The Anderson sling --
A glossary of swiftwater terms --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Flood fighters series.
Responsibility: by Slim Ray.

Abstract:

"Firefighters, park rangers, search and rescue squad members, EMS administrators, and anyone whose public safety duties include river, flood or swiftwater rescues will find this densely illustrated, fact-filled book to be of tremendous value. It is written to save lives - yours and your teammates as well as those of the people you rescue. Swiftwater rescue is one of the most dangerous types of technical rescue - this book shows you how to stay alive and succeed."--Back cover.

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