E14 - Are you training as you would conduct a real rescue?


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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 learning a skill or doing a realistic training?

22:00 Training with realistic resources and man power.

24:55 Logistics of training people and the importance of repetition.

26:15 Hobbyist vs practitioner.

26:44 Training bias and practicing your bread and butter.

31:03 How do you innovate if you're always practicing as you would conduct a real rescue?

38:22 Are you prepared for possible mutual aid call scenarios in your neighboring area?


2:30 2004 ITRS, 'Using Live Rescuers as "Victims" in Vertical Rope Rescue Training - "Is it Safe?"' by Tom Finch https://itrsonline.org/tproduct/1-365251861291-using-live-rescuers-as-victims-in-vertic

3:05 2011 ITRS, 'Study of the Perceived Benefits & Liabilities of Use of Manikins vs. Live Patients in Rescue Training' by Russel McCullar https://itrsonline.org/tproduct/1-966765737441-study-of-the-perceived-benefits-amp-liab

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