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The CMC Podcast is a platform for well-informed, collaborative and open minded conversations around rope rescue and rope access topics in a roundtable discussion format. Our aim is to inspire further research, testing and feedback around products and techniques through stories and lessons from experts. For more information visit www.CMCPro.com
 
Welcome to the Solid Responder Podcast were we share stories from first responders. We talk about the past, the present, and the future in disaster response. Solid Responder highlights key issues in emergency response. Exploring, engaging, and educating the emergency response community with featured guests from all hazards response disciplines. Listen in as leading experts in the field tell their personal stories of dramatic and dangerous moments, the lessons that they learned, and how their ...
 
This podcast is a platform to explore, engage, and educate the emergency management community and will feature guests from diverse emergency management disciplines to discuss mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery topics intended to promote the exchange of ideas and best practices. Episode topics are developed from our team of disaster experts, listeners, and the clients we serve.
 
Better decisions save lives.We're helping emergency services save more lives by making better decisions. Decisions [D4H] is a collaborative rescue team management tool, that helps record and analyse rescue operations. Instead of archiving information as paperwork, we generate real-time profiles of members, available resources, and experience levels. Decisions for Heroes uses this data to deliver live and intelligent information to the field.
 
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Thank you to all of our podcast listeners!As we gather with loved ones and slow down for the holiday it's a good time to share about the things and people we are grateful for. In this Thanksgiving Special episode CMC instructors discuss what they're grateful for around technical rescue including testing methodologies, new ways of sharing knowledge …
 
Today we pause to Honor our Nations Veterans on this 11th of November 2021. We Salute our Veterans on this day and Honor all who have served and continue serving to secure our freedom and way of life. It is also difficult to not stop and humbly remember our over 7,000 U. S. Service Members who have perished in the post-9/11 war operations and honor…
 
Solid Responder host Joe Hernandez interviews paramedic, engineer, and firefighter, Katie Roberts—a highly trained member and instructor of one of California's most elite FEMA all hazards Urban Search and Rescue response teams. Katie's knowledge, skills, experience, and her commitment to sacrifice are what makes her a true SOLID RESPONDER. Join Joe…
 
Join us along with host Joe Hernandez for Solid Responder podcast episode 2: Canada Urban Search and Rescue. We sit with Dave Bain to discuss the origins, history, and current state of Canada's Urban Search and Rescue program. His involvement and contributions to the on going development of the system have made it a valuable resource for the intern…
 
During this fascinating and heart-wrenching podcast, Chief Michael Leigh shares his 9/11 story as a critical part of the team that was first on the scene at the Pentagon in Washington. His firsthand account brings listeners along for the journey, helping to dissect the situation and how he and his colleagues helped to save countless lives by follow…
 
Recent disasters this summer including the devastating condominium collapse in north Miami, the Haiti Earthquake, deadly floods in central Tennessee and Hurricane Ida’s impact in the Gulf Coast and Northeast have demonstrated the crucial role of Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) teams. In this episode of Disaster Recovery Roundtable, we discuss the or…
 
0:08 What is GRIMP? 1:43 How GRIMP North America came to be. 13:33 Training for provided CMC gear. 16:45 What was it like to be a participant at the first GRIMP North America? 19:30 How did GRIMP change the way you operate afterwards? 24:45 If given the opportunity, would you participate in the event again? 25:40 What's in the works for GRIMP North…
 
0:07 Introductions 0:48 How does CMC decide what products to develop and focus on? 5:10 What does the development process look like once you decide what products to pursue? 10:18 Can you talk about the design and engineering process for the CLUTCH? 14:00 The challenges that come from the variability of rope. 15:00 Ware testing 18:14 How did you go …
 
Topics Covered Stephanie Abrams grew up in Florida and the first time she considered a career in meteorology was after witnessing the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew’s impact to south Miami Dade County in 1992. Some of the most memorable storms she has covered in the past include Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Hurricane Michael in 2018, and Hurricane Lau…
 
Episode Notes: 0:20 Dr. John Madigan introduction and background. 2:20 What got you into the animal rescue portion of this field after you became a veterinarian? 7:30 Background and uses of the Anderson Sling 11:25 Large Animal Lift sling 12:15 The Loops System 14:48 Training and maintaining proficiency with the Loop System 18:18 Is it necessary or…
 
1:17 Real people vs manikins? 9:16 Do you know of people who still use manikins? 10:24 Confined space training and realistic spaces - are you training as you would conduct a real rescue? 11:58 Who do you contact to get access to real spaces to training in? 17:40 What is the purpose of training and what are the different goals? 19:38 Are you learnin…
 
Topics 1:46 What would you say makes a rescue 'backcountry' as opposed to something else? 6:02 Volunteer retention in SAR? 13:40 Easy in, easy out. 17:50 MRA competency. 22:32 Maintaining competency and standards. 27:00 How do you test competency? How do you design tests so that people aren't just training to pass the test. 30:55 Who supplies medic…
 
The Tropical Meteorology Project at Colorado State University has been releasing a seasonal hurricane forecast every year since 1984 under Dr. William Gray. Dr. Phil Klotzbach currently leads the research program and is well known among the emergency management community for his annual forecasts. Dr. Klotzbach will share the latest update for the 2…
 
3:39 Dale, what was your first exposure to bailout systems? 9:35 When you started off making procedures and figuring out how to do bailout in the 90's, was it mostly trial and error? 15:43 LeRoy, What was your first exposure to bailout? 19:42 Dale, do you remember your first solid bailout kit? 21:48 Dale, are you an escape belt guy or a harness in …
 
Join the Conversation Please email us with questions or comments about this topic at podcast@cmcpro.com Important Warning: Many of the activities discussed in this podcast pose a very substantial risk of serious injury or death. Products and techniques discussed in this podcast are intended for use by specially trained professionals. Technical resc…
 
Links 4:00 YouTube Video - Vortex drop 2012 Paper - 2007 ITRS Presentation on Belay Line Tests with Vortex "Again.....Are you REALLY on Belay" (part 2) - Reed Thorne from Ropes that Rescue 6:20 YouTube Video: Rope Rescue Systems Testing - Main/Belay (Back-up) Failures Kirk Mauthner Sharp Edge Testing in - EMBC Rope Rescue NIF Equipment Testing Summ…
 
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 …
 
0:50 Myth 1: NFPA requires steel carabiners for use. 4:15 Myth 2: If you drop aluminum hardware it will develop microscopic cracks. 10:13 What do we do about the fire departments that say we have to use steel carabiners? How do we educate them that there's other ways to go? 15:57 Myth 3: We have to use G rated gear. 18:22 Myth 4: Your belay line ha…
 
2:12 Myth 1: When you have a screw gate carabiner in the vertical axis you must always have it so the gate opening is at the bottom. 5:30 Myth 2: When you have two carabiners connected to the same thing the gates need to be opposite and opposed. 11:00 Myth 3: How you load webbing into an offset D carabiner. 15:18 Myth 4: No metal on metal. 21:58 My…
 
Topics: 1:00 Who is John McKently? 2:05 What do you see as the biggest changes that have taken place over your career? 4:45 Carabiner types and material evolution. 7:40 What did you do before CMC? 8:45 How did you get into rescue originally? 10:00 How many rescues over the years? 11:50 Changes in systems and hardware. 18:40 Camp crews and labor man…
 
Topics: 0:20 Are bowlines safe enough for rope rescue? 4:00 What makes a rescue knot a good knot? 7:30 What testing has been done and how strong are bowlines? 12:35 How do you define a bowline? 14:30 Is there a standard test for knots for cyclic loading? 16:40 Difference between a climbing knot and a rope rescue knot? 17:15 Anecdotal story of a bow…
 
Topics: What is the Belay Competency Drop Test? Brief history of past papers and arguments discussing the topic. How do you have a good test to test something where you have to let go of it to make it work? Is there a way to account for the human element? Is there a better test? If one line fails, is it still controllable? Where do you want your be…
 
Topics Should aerial ladders be used as artificial high directionals for rope rescue? Examples of when you might use an aerial ladder as an artificial high directional. Minimize the load, maximize the degree of aerial elevation, minimize aerial extension, keep the ropes distinct resultant and distinct with crane theory What other rope rescue scenar…
 
A California campaign is helping to engage the most vulnerable in that state as they promote five steps for safety and survival from disasters. In this episode of Disaster Recovery Roundtable, we hear from Justin Knighten, the previous co-chair of the Listos California Preparedness Campaign, about how it is reaching targeted audiences to support pe…
 
Topics Discussed What is rope access? Who governs RA? SPRAT https://sprat.org/ Does rope access belong in the fire service? Competence and particular skill sets vs full SPRAT certification. RAD ascent vs traditional ascent. Advantages of understanding what is happening in the world at large. Is it ok to teach someone to repel without teaching them …
 
The state of California continues recovery efforts from a historic wildfire season which included some of the largest fires (in acreage burned) in state —second only to the COVID-19 pandemic for worst disasters of the year. By the end of December, over 9,000 fires burned nearly 4.4 million acres, or about 4% of the state’s approximate 100 million a…
 
Topics Discussed: 1) Determining 'defined competencies' 2) Top Down Rescue Rescue vs team based operations Fire service vs industrial brigade 3) Maintaining proficiency for rescue vs team based competencies 4) Bottom Up Rescue (Tower type rescues) Maintaining the concept of fall arrest and work positioning Training for hazards in your area Should r…
 
As the first vaccines start rolling out, each state will be required to manage the vaccine distribution process to ensure targeted populations, health care workers, nursing home patients, etc. are able to receive the initial doses. In today’s episode of Disaster Recovery Roundtable Podcast, Tidal Basin CEO Daniel Craig says the biggest challenge fo…
 
The United Way has a dedicated Disaster Services division to support local chapters and the communities they serve in preparing and recovering from disasters. This support includes preparing the chapters and their staff to be prepared for events in their community, in addition to positioning their resources to support the recovery of the entire com…
 
The 2020 hurricane season ends November 30th. This hurricane season resulted in historic impacts across the U.S. including a record five landfalling storms hitting Louisiana. The effects from this season were felt in almost every state along the Gulf Coast and up the Eastern Seaboard of the U.S. In fact, every coastal county or parish east of the M…
 
The United Way has over 1,100 chapters around the United States supporting needs in local communities. The United Way of the Mohawk Valley serves Oneida and Herkimer Counties in the Utica area of Upstate New York. The agency supports a variety of community programs including food banks, after school programs, job and career programs, tax filing ser…
 
The United Way has over 1,100 chapters around the United States supporting needs in local communities. The largest privately funded non-profit supports many needs, especially after a disaster. During 2020, the non-profit has stepped up to fill in the gaps typically provided by local organizations and agencies, including food banks, and other necess…
 
Sonoma County California has been impacted by numerous weather-related disasters in the last few years — from a historic drought to devastating wildfires in three of the last four years. In between the county experienced flooding and mudslides. These events have changed how Sonoma County prepares for disasters by improving mitigation efforts, expan…
 
The national Firewise USA® recognition program provides a collaborative framework to help neighbors in a geographic area get organized, find direction, and take action to increase the ignition resistance of their homes and community and to reduce wildfire risks at the local level. Any community that meets a set of voluntary criteria on an annual ba…
 
Youth Preparedness is a key focus for FEMA in creating a Culture of Preparedness in the U.S. In this episode of Disaster Recovery Roundtable we’re joined by FEMA’s Branch Chief for Preparedness Programs, Allison Carlock, as she shares the importance of engaging youth to increase community preparedness. Allison will also share tips on how emergency …
 
Learn how devastating and catastrophic EF 5 tornadoes severely impacted Joplin Missouri and Moore, Oklahoma. And how can you prepare for such a destructive tornado. EF 5 Tornadoes are the strongest storms on earth with winds more than 200 mph and in 1999 one tornado produced a record wind speed of 314 miles per hour as it was devastating Moore, Okl…
 
On September 2, 1935, a disaster was unfolding in the Florida Keys as a category 5 hurricane with winds estimated near 185 mph made landfall on Long Key in Monroe County. As the storm’s center moved on shore, the barometric pressure was recorded at 892 millibars, the lowest on record in the U.S. The storm devastated the Keys and killed hundreds, in…
 
In recent weeks, several major disasters have crippled the power grid infrastructure in several states. Tropical Storm Isaias, the Iowa derecho, and Hurricane Laura demonstrate how disasters can severely impact power systems and prolong the recovery period. In this episode of Disaster Recovery Roundtable, we’ll visit Des Moines where a cluster of s…
 
Tidal Basin welcomes FEMA’s former Acting Deputy Administrator for Resilience as our new Chief Development Officer. Carlos will be overseeing the growth functions of the company and operations in the Caribbean. Building codes must be updated to minimize the impacts from major disasters like hurricanes and earthquakes. The U.S. has made progress sin…
 
Diversity in America has become the leading headline in recent weeks due to events around the country. How diversified is emergency management – and how does that impact treatment and distribution of resources? In this podcast we are joined by representatives from the Institute for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Management for a candid discus…
 
In this episode of Disaster Recovery Roundtable, we hear how emergency managers in Florida, Virginia, and Texas are preparing for the start of hurricane season. They’ll share unique circumstances and considerations in their communities, including how they are planning for potential COVID-19 impacts if a threat develops. Emergency Managers are prepa…
 
Puerto Rico was devastated in 2017 by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, which left behind billions of dollars in damages. In this episode, we’ll hear from the lead of FEMA’s Mitigation Assessment Team for the 2017 storms and have an update on the island’s current mitigation efforts from the previous State Hazard Mitigation Officer for Puerto Rico. The Bui…
 
The Tropical Meteorology Project at Colorado State University has been releasing a seasonal hurricane forecast every year since 1984 under Dr. William Gray. Dr. Phil Klotzbach currently leads the research program and is well known among the emergency management community for his annual forecasts. Dr. Klotzbach will share details of his first releas…
 
Disaster Recovery Roundtable welcomes Leslie Chapman Henderson with the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) to discuss their hurricane mitigation and preparedness programs. Leslie will share information available to emergency managers as they prepare for hurricane season, including the latest on the Hurricane Strong initiative, efforts to promo…
 
Disaster Recovery Roundtable host Greg Padgett and Director of the National Hurricane Center Ken Graham discuss preparing for the start of hurricane season. The discussion centers around a recap of last season; how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the hurricane center’s engagement, operations, and planning for the season; and the new products ava…
 
In our interview with HAZMAT Mike, he gave us 4 basic principles to follow as non-HAZMAT responders who may be presented with a HAZMAT situation. 1. Approach the incident from the upwind position. Imagine the chemicals are a fire, approach with the smoke blowing the opposite direction to your approach. 2. Protect yourself as much as possible using …
 
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