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Tower Rescue Operations

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  • #31
    Originally posted by MtnRsq View Post
    Excellent write up.

    I have a question re: radio comms near the towers. The amount of RF seems to present significant problems for some of our radio set-ups. "Swamps" everything. Maybe it is trying to use standard VHF/UHF radios that is the problem, but we've always considered comms as one of the challenges when working close to antenna farms (usually mixes of FM, AM, TV, cell, etc. towers).

    Any strategies the group can suggest?
    Let me talk to the tower guys and see what they suggest


    • #32
      MtnRsq : Talking to my guy, the radio interference is entirely dependent on the tower you are operating on (type, use, frequencies, etc.) If you are on a tower that interferes with your department's radio frequencies, there are other options. A popular method is using "whoops." From what I understand, its a series of yelps with predetermined meanings. Ex: 2 "whoops" means "take up rope." There's also hand signals. One of the most valuable tools on a tower rescue is a good set of binoculars for IC, or Ops command.


      • #33
        Step Bolts

        Originally posted by jdcalamia View Post
        Being new to the world of tower rescue, what do you guys suggest if confronted with a tower that only has step bolts?
        Apparently there's a product called Step Peg Anchor Brackets available from Tuff-Tug


        • #34
          Originally posted by jdcalamia View Post
          Being new to the world of tower rescue, what do you guys suggest if confronted with a tower that only has step bolts?
          Sorry to resurrect an old thread but, I am curious about this question as well. What are you guys doing if you are confronted with a tower that only has step bolts. Also, what are you using for your lanyards for step bolts? @jbrescue, can you post a pic of your set up?


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