What Department/Organization does the most rope rescue?

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RopeWorks
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What Department/Organization does the most rope rescue?

Postby RopeWorks » Thu Nov 18, 2010 8:10 pm

Hey Brothers and Sisters, I was just wondering if some one might be able to point me in the right direction here.. All across Canada, is there any departments or organizations that do a high amount of Rope Rescue or technical rescues? I know that there are a large amount of volunteer organizations out west that do search and rescue, or does it fall more on fire departments? Any insight would be fantastic

Thanks very much

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ThomasDeCew
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Postby ThomasDeCew » Wed Dec 01, 2010 2:09 pm

Hey Ropeworks, in no particular order,
Milton Fire
Niagara Falls Fire
Toronto Fire
These would probably be the busy Rope teams, I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong :o )

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Postby DOAR23 » Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:52 pm

Hamilton Fire does quite a few every year as well.

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Parks Canada

Postby jasperfire » Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:02 pm

Parks Canada has their public safety specialists. They perform in alot of different environments and terrain. Out West here they are the default agency for any rescue in the National Park system. A large portion of their crew is mountain guides whose exclusive focus is on technical rescue. Very impressive group of men and women. Because of the mountainous terrain there is extensive use of helicopters and rope systems. Also with rivers, glaciers and avalanche terrain they have to be on the ball as far as keeping current. With the amount of recreationalist every year that get themselves into trouble those guys and Gals can keep really busy!

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Postby ThomasDeCew » Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:14 am

[quote=""jasperfire""]Parks Canada has their public safety specialists. They perform in alot of different environments and terrain. Out West here they are the default agency for any rescue in the National Park system. A large portion of their crew is mountain guides whose exclusive focus is on technical rescue. Very impressive group of men and women. Because of the mountainous terrain there is extensive use of helicopters and rope systems. Also with rivers, glaciers and avalanche terrain they have to be on the ball as far as keeping current. With the amount of recreationalist every year that get themselves into trouble those guys and Gals can keep really busy![/quote]

Totally agree, good skills for sure.

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Postby Jafa911 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 5:36 pm

I agree with Thomas Decew and probally in that order.
However this would be for southern Ontario, but Milton for sure. And they have great guys to get the job done.

Just to add, it doesnt matter what technique they use as long as its done right and safely.

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Postby nocomment » Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:29 pm

North Vancouver District Fire and West Vancouver Fire do alot of Rope rescue. Especially in the summer they are usually pulling someone out of Lynn canyon or surrounding parks.

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Rope Rescue

Postby Phoenix519 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:22 pm

Centre Wellington Fire Dept. -Fergus & Elora are one of the most active rope rescue departments. They do about a dozen or more actual rescues a year, with a natural gorge about 100 ft deep and 25km long. The Dept has over 12 certified high angle techs and trains year round. Some of they're rescues are a combined high angle / water rescue.

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Postby ThomasDeCew » Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:29 am

[quote=""Phoenix519""]Centre Wellington Fire Dept. -Fergus & Elora are one of the most active rope rescue departments. They do about a dozen or more actual rescues a year, with a natural gorge about 100 ft deep and 25km long. The Dept has over 12 certified high angle techs and trains year round. Some of they're rescues are a combined high angle / water rescue.[/quote]

Beautiful area there and I can imagine they would be pretty busy in the Summer months for sure.

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Busy departments

Postby ravenrescue » Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:26 pm

I second North and West Van Fire Departments and Parks Canada (Jasper, Banff, Yoho) as being three of the most active in rope rescue ... as well as Canmore Fire. Not surprisingly ... all these places are crawling with hikers, climbers, skiers etc. etc.

Also Technical SAR 442 Squadron out of CFB Comox on Vancouver Island.

[quote=""RopeWorks""]Hey Brothers and Sisters, I was just wondering if some one might be able to point me in the right direction here.. All across Canada, is there any departments or organizations that do a high amount of Rope Rescue or technical rescues? I know that there are a large amount of volunteer organizations out west that do search and rescue, or does it fall more on fire departments? Any insight would be fantastic

Thanks very much

Ropeworks[/quote]


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