CMC Rescue, New England Ropes and KASK America Donate to the Detroit Fire Department’s Special Operations Team


(Goleta, Calif.) — Inspired by the commitment to Detroit firefighters made by the documentary filmmakers of “Burn” and the Leary Firefighters Foundation (LFF), CMC Rescue, Inc., KASK America and New England Ropes have partnered to donate more than $15,000 of high-angle rescue gear to the Detroit Fire Department’s special operations team. This is the second donation CMC Rescue and KASK America have made to the Detroit Fire Department.

This latest donation includes much-needed equipment that will allow the department to conduct specialized rope rescue training for high-angle rescue. CMC Rescue donated 28 fire rescue and specialty harnesses, carabiners, pulleys, rescue 8s, anchor plates, webbing, and rope rescue manuals and field guides. KASK America donated 23 KASK Super Plasma helmets and New England Ropes more than 4,000 feet of Static-Pro Lifeline.

“Having the right equipment for the job is essential and using the same type of equipment in training is invaluable,” said CMC Rescue’s Business Development Manager Joe Flachman. “Our mandate has always been to find or create specialized pieces of equipment tailored to make the rescue process safer and more efficient.”

“Without the right safety gear – these brave professionals put their lives in even greater danger. KASK is proud to have provided the Detroit Fire Department with its helmets, recognized as one of the best search & rescue products on the market”, added Gian Paolo Pasini, President and CEO of KASK America.

To see the Detroit Fire Department in action, using the equipment donation in its training sessions, visit

About CMC Rescue

CMC Rescue is a distributor of KASK rescue helmets New England Ropes products. For more than 37 years, CMC Rescue has been developing innovative tools and techniques used by professionals in the fire service, USAR, wilderness rescue, tactical, rigging and work-at-height industries. Today, the CMC Rescue brand is synonymous with technical rescue and rescue training worldwide. An employee-owned company, CMC Rescue is ISO-9000 certified. For more information, visit

About KASK America

KASK America is the U.S. operation for Italy-based KASK, which specializes in the design and manufacture of world-class safety helmets used for recreation, search and rescue and work safety. Founded in 2004, KASK is an innovative company with a talented team of expert engineers and partnerships with Italy’s market-leading factories. Carefully monitored safety tests and the innovative technologies used in the design of KASK helmets guarantee quality. For more information, visit

About New England Ropes

Incorporated in 1967, New England Ropes is known for its braided ropes. Thirty years later the company was acquired by the Austria-based Teufelberger. New England Ropes continues to puruse the same goal it has held paramount since its first days: to produce rope of a superior quality, across markets, able to perform under the most demanding challenges. For more information, visit

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For more information, contact:

Joe Flachman, CMC Rescue’s Business Development, at or (805) 961-1622.

Gian Paolo Pasini, KASK America’s President and CEO, at or (704) 960 4851.

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