Episode 18 – GRIMP™ North America 2022


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In 2019 CMC hosted the first GRIMP North America event. We’re excited to announce GRIMP North America 2022 to be held March 24-26 on the Battleship Iowa in Los Angeles, CA. This episode discusses the background of GRIMP, how it’s structured, what teams learned from the competition, how teams are evaluated and what’s in the works for the GRIMP North America 2022.


GRIMP™ North America is an international rescue skills challenge hosted by CMC on the magnificent Battleship Iowa in Los Angeles, California. We designed this event to provide an opportunity for education and spirited competition surrounded by peers. Our goal is to foster learning and collaboration within the global rescue community, knowing that as teams work to sharpen their skills and response capabilities, rescues become safer and increasingly successful for everyone involved.

Topics Discussed:

0:08 What is GRIMP?

1:43 How GRIMP North America came to be.

13:33 Training for provided CMC gear.

16:45 What was it like to be a participant at the first GRIMP North America?

19:30 How did GRIMP change the way you operate afterwards?

24:45 If given the opportunity, would you participate in the event again?

25:40 What’s in the works for GRIMP North America 2022?

26:30 What is a GRIMP team composed of?

27:15 How were teams evaluated and scored?

30:35 Testing the do-ability of scenarios ahead of time.

32:27 How different standards around the world factor into the event.

34:45 Scope of new and/or different equipment and techniques within the event.

42:40 What’s in the works for GRIMP North America 2022 scheduled for March 24-26


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  • Many of the activities discussed in this podcast pose a very substantial risk of serious injury or death.
  • Products and techniques discussed in this podcast are intended for use by specially trained professionals.
  • Technical rescue, rappelling, climbing and the training involved are very hazardous activities. Each situation has its own unique conditions and must be evaluated by those present. Effective risk management comes from experience, proper training and good personal judgment.
  • CMC is not liable for any damages arising from abuse or improper use of the techniques or equipment discussed in this podcast.
  • Topics discussed are the ideas and opinions of each individual.
  • Department protocol and regulations should always take precedent.
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