This episode discusses the question, ‘Should aerial ladders be used as artificial high directionals for rope rescue?’ in a round table discussion hosted by Kelly Byrne with guests Mike Forbes, Doug McElmury and Wayne Chapman.
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Mike Forbes’ website: www.RopeCraft.org
ITRA (International Technical Rescue Association) https://itra.international/
2:50 Pat Rhodes – Aerial Ladders Used as Artificial High Directionals (AHD) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOep0xKQY6Q
14:20 Kelly Byrne’s 1016 paper at ITRS on ‘Fire Department High Directionals’ http://itrsonline.org/fire-department-high-directionals-in-urban-environments/
35:10 National Fire Academy paper https://www.usfa.fema.gov/downloads/pdf/publications/tr-081.pdf
Additional Resources: Aerial Physics http://www.lacountyfirefighters.org/images/shared/Apparatus_Operator/KME_Aerial_Manual/BSUB3_LACFFASSOC_2010_KME_AerialCat_Manual_Aerial_Physics.pdf
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