Rooted in Rescue: A Scout’s Honor

Many CMC employees, including Founder Jim Frank (second from right), serve on SAR teams and Fire Departments around the country. (Three are members of the Santa Barbara County Search And Rescue Team)   In facing exciting new horizons, grounding ourselves in … Continue reading

What is 3 Sigma MBS?

You might think that answering the question “how strong is my carabiner?” would be relatively easy. But even with modern, high-tech alloys, two identical carabiners will break at slightly different forces. So, breaking the five samples called for by the … Continue reading

Pulleys and Mechanical Advantage Systems

Raising systems are essential in any rescue or rigging scenario in which loads are lifted using rope. A raising system using a combination of pulleys to leverage the force applied in lifting is referred to as a mechanical advantage (M/A) system. Whether building … Continue reading

Roger That: Essential Personal Gear Tools for Rescue

He asked, you answered. Learn what other rescue professionals never leave home without.   In Case of Emergency… Proper clothing: Weather and terrain can greatly influence the choices and affect the outcome and endurance of resucers. Structural fire fighting gear is not suited … Continue reading