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PMI was Proud to Sponsor SARCON 2015

Sunday, June 7th, 2015

PMI was a proud sponsor of SARCON 2015, which was held this past weekend in Estes Park, Colorado at the YMCA of the Rockies. This year’s event was the largest in recent memory, with 350 people from 28 states, 5 nations and 115 SAR organizations taking part in two days of classroom presentations and field demos. Many thanks to all the SARCON organizers who made this conference a reality (including PMI’s own Jessica Wyderko, Aaron Dover and Tom Wood), as well as the countless volunteers who took time from their busy schedules to participate as attendees or presenters.

Members of the High Altitude Aviation Training Site (HAATS) were kind enough to bring in one of their Blackhawks for an external hoist demo with Flight for Life Colorado and members of Vail Mountain Rescue Group.
Members of the High Altitude Aviation Training Site (HAATS) were kind enough to bring in one of their Blackhawks for an external hoist demo with Flight for Life Colorado and members of Vail Mountain Rescue Group.
Members of Vail Mountain Rescue Group pose with members of the Colorado Army National Guard last Friday after the hoist operation which was held in front of hundreds of onlookers.
PMI supplied the ropes and hardware for the rope ascending station, which was staffed by cavers from the Colorado Cave Rescue Rescue Network (CCRN) and the National Cave Rescue Commission (NCRC). — at YMCA of the Rockies.
Carnage! As part of the preconference for SARCON, the Rocky Mountain Rescue Group opened up their headquarters (AKA The Cage) to SAR folks who like to break things. Three stations, staffed by RMRG members, offered up drop tests, slow pull destructive testing and highline force calculations.
Just for fun, the cavers brought along a Squeezebox to challenge folks at the rope ascending station at SARCON. Here, VRS’ newest Instructor, Martin Barnett, does his best to escape the 7 inch tall opening of the Squeezebox.
Employing various rope ascending techniques, SARCON attendees had the chance to get in some exercise under the watchful eyes of folks like Andrew Blackstock, NCRC Instructor and RMRG member.

Congratulations to Team Metro Vancouver Fire!

Monday, June 1st, 2015

PMI congratulates the Metro Vancouver Fire Grimp Team for finishing 5th place in the recent GRIMPDAY competition in Namur, Belgium! GRIMPDAY is an annual event that brings together EMS teams from around the world for two days of competition. PMI is pleased to be one of the Metro Vancouver Fire Grimp Team’s sponsors. Great job team! ‪#‎grimpday‬

PMI is Proud to Sponsor Team Metro Vancouver Fire in GRIMPDAY 2015

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

PMI is proud to be a sponsor along with Ronin Rescue and Arcteryx for Team-Metro Vancouver Fire in the upcoming GRIMPDAY 2015 on May 29 and 30 in Namur, Belgium. “GRIMPDAY 2015 is an international challenge that brings together search and rescue teams from around the world (firefighters, civil defense, military, and police). The event takes place in Namur, Belgium, where teams compete against each other through exercises involving the unique elements related to search and rescue in hazardous environments. This event was created in 2006 by members of Namur’s regional fire department.”

All our best hopes to Team-Metro Vancouver Fire this weekend!

For more information about GRIMPDAY, please visit: http://www.grimpday.com/new/index.php/en/

For more information about Ronin Rescue, please visit: http://www.roninrescue.com/

For more information about PMI, please visit: http://www.pmirope.com/

For the First Time in It’s 66 Year History, IKAR Convened in the USA

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

For the first time in it’s 66 year history, the International Commission on Alpine Rescue (IKAR) convened this week in the USA! PMI is proud to have helped sponsor this momentous occasion. We welcome our friends and colleagues from across the globe, with a special thanks and recognition to the efforts of the Mountain Rescue Association and Douglas County (Nevada) SAR for all their hard work in bringing this event to fruition. Check out this Welcome Video from Topograph Media: http://vimeo.com/74700127.

PMI is Proud to be a Sponsor of the 2014 Flight for Life Colorado Search and Rescue Conference

Friday, September 26th, 2014

PMI is proud to be a sponsor of the 2014 Flight for Life Colorado Search and Rescue Conference. The conference is taking place October 17-19 at Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge, Colorado. You can get more information and register for the conference at https://www.flightforlifecolorado.org/FLC/Trainings-And-Outreach/2014-SAR-Conference/. The conference is also sponsored by the Colorado Mountain College Wilderness Emergency Medical Services Program and the National Ski Patrol.

Flight For Life Colorado – SAR Conference

Flight For Life Colorado Annual Search and Rescue Conference

Preparing for the Big One: Qualifying Equipment & Personnel for FEMA/NIMS SAR Response

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

FEMA is in the process of developing criteria for a National Emergency Responder Credentialing System that will provide guidance for personnel and equipment responding to large scale incidents and/or disasters. This system will help to ensure that responders and equipment meet certain minimum criteria, and hopefully increase safety on the ground. Today I will offer an overview of the criteria as it currently stands and will provide guidance on where to find additional information regarding compliant equipment and training information.

The National Incident Management System (NIMS) is an outgrowth of the Department of Homeland Security Presidential Directive 5 (a.k.a. HSPV 5), a presidential policy that was established in 2003 with the idea that we would identify steps for improved coordination in our responses. The policy requires the Department of Homeland Security to work with other federal departments and agencies to establish a national incident management system (NIMS). NIMS is designed to be a systematic, proactive approach to guiding private sector, government agencies, non-government agencies and anyone else who shows up in response to an emergency to work seamlessly together. To repair for, recover from and interact during any kind of an incident whether it’s a natural disaster, man-made disaster or another kind of an emergency. The end goal is inter-agency cooperation.


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