13 episodes

The RescueTalk™ podcast features critical topics such as confined space rescue, off-shore considerations for rescue, rope access, rescue from fall protection, NFPA and OSHA compliance, new rescue equipment reviews and more.

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The RescueTalk™ podcast features critical topics such as confined space rescue, off-shore considerations for rescue, rope access, rescue from fall protection, NFPA and OSHA compliance, new rescue equipment reviews and more.

    Dialing 911 for Confined Space Rescue

    Dialing 911 for Confined Space Rescue

    Is your facility relying on 911 for confined space emergencies? Pat Furr, Roco’s VPP Coordinator, discusses the various ways that facilities can provide rescue for confined space emergencies. The interview looks specifically at the considerations a facility should thoroughly cover when using the 911 system for their primary rescue service. Pat also discusses ways that facilities can determine if an outside agency is capable of providing the level of technical rescue required.

    • 45 min
    OSHA Construction Standard

    OSHA Construction Standard

    Roco’s Director of Training Dennis O’Connell gives an in depth look at OSHA’s new Construction Standard 1926. He discusses the requirements that will be placed on facilities under the new standard as well as the differences between 1926 and the confined space standard 1910.146. The new standard has been in the works for several years, how will it affect the industry? Dennis gives his thoughts on this as well.

    • 29 min
    Fire Department Obstacles

    Fire Department Obstacles

    Jim Breen former Fire Chief of the Albuquerque Fire Department discusses the many challenges faced by municipal fire departments across the nation when faced with providing technical rescue capabilities. Jim breaks down the key issues to include funding, training, manpower, and response considerations. He also provides insight into ways that departments can alleviate some, if not all, of these common obstacles.

    • 26 min
    Offshore Complications

    Offshore Complications

    Guest Eddie Chapa gives an interesting inside look into the world of technical rescue for offshore operations and the complications that are faced under such limited conditions. On top of all the hazards faced during land-based rescue efforts, Eddie brings to light the other factors such as weather, sea state, medical and extended care support, transportation, and equipment considerations that compound these already difficult tasks.

    • 28 min
    Trench Safety and Rescue

    Trench Safety and Rescue

    Dennis O’Connell discusses the complications and hazards rescue teams encounter when tasked with providing rescue from trenches. Dennis points out the important safety concerns and some issues that are potentially overlooked in these dynamic environments as well as deficiencies with training, equipment, and response that some agencies are faced with.

    • 26 min
    Fall Protection and Suspension Trauma Part 1

    Fall Protection and Suspension Trauma Part 1

    Pat Furr again joins us to discuss the topics of fall protection and the effects of suspension trauma on workers who do not receive prompt rescue. Pat focuses his discussion in the first part of the interview on the different types of fall protection utilized in industry and the rescue techniques that are employed to recover workers who are suspended in these devices.

    • 26 min

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