Myths in rope rescue often start from a truth and evolve into misinformation over time. In this episode hosted by Doug McElmury, CMC School instructors continue the discussion around some common myths that are prevalent in rope rescue specifically focusing on the topic of NFPA compliant gear.
1:18 There’s no difference between NFPA and non-NFPA rated gear.
10:05 What are some of the portions of NFPA testing and inspecting?
17:25 Clarifying semantics of NFPA ‘certified’ vs ‘classified’ or ‘compliant’.
25:24 What is the evolution of the testing process?
28:47 What gear is exempt from being NFPA compliant?
30:17 Evolution of the standards over time.
30:53 What impact should using NFPA gear have on the way we use the gear?
15:20 False Economy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/False_economy
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