Episode 6 - Orange County Fire Rescue Florida | CMC GRIMP North America Recap Mini-Series



In this CMC GRIMP North America 2022 recap, we are joined by the Orange County Fire Rescue Florida team (@ocfirerescue): Ryan Allen (@rope_rescue_guy), Evan Pech, Jeffrey Hansen, and  Christopher Ramey. Orange County Fire Rescue Florida was founded in 2015 in response to the ever growing theme park industry. OC Fire Rescue Florida performs rescues on theme park rides and other unique structures in Central Florida, including Sea World, Orlando Eye observation wheel (7th tallest in the world), the world’s tallest Swing Ride, Drop Tower, and Sling Shot. They also work closely with other Fire Departments within Orange County that cover Universal Studios and Disney World.

In this episode OC Fire Rescue explains the process of getting ready for GRIMP NA 2022 and the strategies they used to excel in the competition.

Overheard in this episode:

“In this event, we ascended in every single scenario except the Catacombs, in which we didn’t even use ropes.”

“If you want to do GRIMP and want to be good at this, I think you have to take a bunch of different disciplines and cross-pollinate.” – Ryan Allen

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  • Many of the activities discussed in this podcast pose a very substantial risk of serious injury or death.
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