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Window Cleaning Professionals Safely Rescued from Scaffolding by NYFD

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

PMI brings extensive knowledge of work-at-height best practices and professional rescue techniques. We provide rescue solution kits that are ready to go when you need them. In our trainings for work-at-height, we emphasize preplanning for rescue situations and creating detailed Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) plans for the specific job(s) that are being performed that day. It is very important in this type of work to preplan for rescues and coordinate efforts between employers and local emergency response agencies. PMI offers equipment/solutions, resources, consulting for rescue situations as described in the article below. With the appropriate equipment and planning, a rescue for this scenario can be carried out safely, quickly and can be more cost effective. The following article and video shows how dangerous the window cleaning profession can be for workers-at-height. We are glad that these workers made it to safety with the help of the New York Fire Department. Click on the link below:

Workers Rescued From Dangling Scaffolding “Doing Well”


Investigators are looking into the collapse of a scaffold that left two window washers dangling from the nation’s tallest skyscraper — One World Trade Center, which opened earlier this month.

Rescue isn’t just a job…it’s a lifestyle!

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Rescue isn’t just a job…it’s a lifestyle! Many PMI dealers and employees are actively engaged in the rescue activities that PMI gear supports. Hats off to PMI Dealer Tony Talbott of Mountain Rescue Gear, also a Captain with Kern Valley Search and Rescue Team, who is mentioned in the article below after aiding an injured mountain biker over the weekend.

Click on the link below to read the article:

Mountain biker rescued after crash near Kernville

Michael Gruszczynski was bombing downhill Saturday afternoon near the bottom of the Cannell Trail as part of the Kern Mountain Bike Festival Shuttle-Fest when his left pedal clipped a rut.

Rescue of Injured Climber from El Capitan, Yosemite National Park

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Check out this recent rescue on El Capitan by Yosemite Search and Rescue (YOSAR). Lots of great detail plus a few photos.

Rescue of Injured Climber from El Capitan – Yosemite National Park (U.S. National Park Service)

On Thursday, September 11, at approximately 10:30 am, the Yosemite Emergency Communications Center…

New ANSI Standards for Rescue at Height

Monday, February 16th, 2009

In 1997 a 26 year old man in Omaha, Nebraska fell while performing maintenance work on the side of a structure. Fortunately, the man was wearing a fall arrest system and his fall was successfully arrested, leaving him suspended in his safety harness. A co-worker and other rescuers quickly lowered the fallen worker to the ground and transported him to a medical facility where he was treated for a mild strain/sprain, and then released.

His appropriate use of a safety system and the quick, efficient response of his associates saved his life. Many employees who take a fall at work are not so fortunate. (more…)

Rescue Plan Development: Putting the Pieces Together

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

A well developed Rescue Plan includes contingencies for self-rescue as well as detailed strategies for the rescue of any person who falls, and includes: (more…)

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