MPD™ (Multi-Purpose Device)

An Innovation in Rope Rescue! Pulley / Rescue Belay / Descent Control Pat. 7,658,264 Safety Notice from Oct 2017 The MPD allows you to go from lowering to raising without changing hardware. More than nine years of research and development went into the patented Multi-Purpose Device (MPD), which features major innovations in advanced technical hardware for rope rescue professionals. The MPD’s high-efficiency pulley, with an integral rope-grab mechanism, allows it to be used as a lowering device on the main line and belay line systems and be quickly changed over to a raising system without switching out or replacing hardware. The combination of essential features into a single device simplifies on-scene rigging, expediting the rescue. The revolutionary MPD increases user safety with:

  The MPD is UL Classified as a pulley, descent control device and belay device. The MPD comes with a padded Cordura nylon storage bag and User's Manual. *13 mm version designed for use with 12.5 - 13 mm rope. Rope used for certification rounded up to 13 mm per NFPA 1983. 11 mm model is designed for and tested with 11 mm rope. 11 mm model UL rated "T" Technical Use for descent control. Find out what others are saying about the CMC MPD! The MPD CE certified model is available for purchase through a CMC Rescue dealer.  

MPD Quick Reference Training Videos

Produced by Tom Pendley of Desert Rescue Research, the videos shot during actual training highlight basic features and how to's with the MPD.  

Part 1: Introduction

Part 2: Operation

Part 3: Practice Tips

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