Rooted in Rescue: Beyond Rescue

Glimpse the future of CMC in our new video!   As a Scout in his youth, and a lifelong search and rescue volunteer with Santa Barbara County SAR, Jim Frank’s legacy is one of integrity and dedication to safety. In … Continue reading

Rooted in Rescue: The CMC Rescue School

Students attending CMC Rescue school. Image taken early 1990’s   Jim Frank and CMC Rescue’s experience and expertise over the past 40 years isn’t just about equipment, but includes education and training for rescue and rope access professionals all over … 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

Rope Access into Technical Rescue

This article, written by Tom Pendley, was originally published on on May 1, 2017. Two level III Rope Access Technicians meet at the halfway point pre-rigging protection lines under the Grand  Canyon Skywalk. The Skywalk is a glass walkway … Continue reading

Video Series: Helitack Extraction Solutions

Designed for rapid and secure patient extraction by means of helicopter hoist or short-haul evacuation, the certified Helitack Airbag™, certified Helitack HotSeat™ and Helitack Stork pediatric extrication device, will protect your patients in the harshest of environments.  

CMC Rescue Holiday Mannequin Challenge

  Happy Holidays from CMC Rescue! Things can get a little crazy during the holiday season! Follow along as we take you through our headquarters for some merriment and mannequin antics!