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Stop by and See PMI and VRS at FDIC 2015!

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Stop by and see PMI this afternoon as the exhibit floor opens at FDIC 2015 in Indianapolis, IN. PMI’s Sales, Vertical Rescue Solutions, and Marketing teams want to meet you, show you some PMI gear, and answer your questions. We will be demoing the Harken® PowerSeat™ on PMI ropes, we are also announcing the new Hudson Classic Pro with Unicore® – a 1/2″ rope designed specifically for fire fighters. FDIC is the largest fire conference and exhibit show in North America – don’t miss it!

Stop by PMI Booth #3217 starting at 1PM EST today! The show continues through Saturday until 2PM EST.


PMI is on the job at the Hernando de Soto bridge in Memphis, TN with Baker International

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

PMI is on the job at the Hernando de Soto bridge in Memphis, Tennessee with Baker International. Thanks to the Harken® PowerSeat™, the bridge inspectors were able to increase their productivity and thanks to PMI’s Vertical Rescue Solutions (our safety consulting and education division), they were able to tackle this unique job with an eye fixed firmly on safety and regulatory compliance. Visit www.pmirope.com for more information on the gear and training that you can trust your life to.

PMI Attends NATE UNITE 2015

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Stop by and see PMI this afternoon as the exhibit floor opens at NATE UNITE 2015 in Lake Buena Vista, FL. PMI’s Northern Account Manager Robert Gowder, PMI’s Business Development Manager Andrew Duran, and PMI’s Vertical Rescue Solutions (VRS) Training Manager Tom Wood want to meet you, show you some PMI gear, and answer your questions. “The National Association of Tower Erectors is a non-profit trade association that provides members with uniform safety standards, improved communications, and a unified voice for tower erection, service and maintenance companies. For twenty years, NATE has been recognized as the industry leader in promoting safety, standards, education and uniform practices and procedures.” Stop by PMI Booth # 509 starting at 3PM today!‬

PMI Attends 2015 Annual SPRAT Conference in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

PMI is a founding member and proud supporter of the Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians, and recently attended the 2015 Annual SPRAT Conference held in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. With about 5,000 certified rope access technicians throughout the world, SPRAT has truly become a global organization. Here, Tom Wood, Training Manager for PMI’s Vertical Rescue Solutions, works to complete the deviation maneuver of the Obstacle Course during the Rope Access Olympics.

Happy Halloween from PMI!

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Check out these photos of PMI Vertical Specialist Trask Bradbury hamming it up – superhero style – high above the streets of Denver while hanging from PMI’s Extreme Pro™ ropes. Also lending a hand are Martin Barnett and Brent Seely, both former VRS students.

PMI and VRS are Active Participants inthe Markets we Serve

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

You’ve got to practice what you preach, and preach what you believe in. To that end, the VRS and PMI staff are active participants in the markets we serve, and we firmly believe that you’ve got to have some skin in the rescue/safety/access market to truly understand what works out in the field-and sometimes what doesn’t! This week, were hitting the road, and we’ll have folks in Lake Tahoe, attending the International Committee for Alpine Rescue (IKAR); in Chicago attending an International Window Cleaning Association (IWCA) meeting, and of course we’ll be at the 2014 TAG Fall Cave-In on Lookout Mountain in Georgia. If you are in any of these neighborhoods, stop on in and say hey!

Ronin Rescue and Rock-N-Rescue are at PMI Denver for a VRS Portable High Directionals Course!

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Last week, we had folks from Ronin Rescue (Vancouver, Canada) and Rock-N-Rescue (Butler, PA) in town for a VRS Portable High Directional Course. The course, focused on the SMC/Skedco/PMI TerrAdaptor, challenged everyone with both Industrial Rescue and Wilderness Rescue scenarios. Monopods, bipods and tripods were all used to facilitate high anchor points for edge transitions and highlines. If you or anyone you know is interested in a Portable High Directional Course with the TerrAdaptor, give us a shout!

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Recent VRS Trained Rope Access Worker Installs Gold Leaf on Colorado Capital Dome

Monday, August 18th, 2014

Check out Forrest Filler, a recently VRS trained rope access worker with EverGreene Architectural Arts, installing some gold leaf on the Colorado Capital Dome last week! Move over Michelangelo! The next VRS Open Enrollment Rope Access Course is September 15-19 at PMI Denver, click here for more info or to register: https://classic.regonline.com/builder/site/?eventid=1384555

PMI Dealer Becomes the 1st SPRAT® Certified Rope Access Technician in India!

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

According to the 2014 census, there are over 1.27 billion people living in India. When PMI Dealer Shirish Sahasrabudhe passed his Society of Professional Rope Access Technician (SPRAT®) certification on Friday, July 18, he became the first SPRAT® certified rope access technician in India! Previous to passing his certification, Shirish completed four days of training from Vertical Rescue Solutions at the PMI Denver training facility. Biggest congratulations to Shirish, all our best hopes for your future!

Shirish Sahasrabudhe is from Pune, India, about 100 miles southeast of Mumbai. In addition to running the company Cattie Camps, he also enjoys big wall climbing, rafting and cricket.


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Over the Edge in Denver!

Monday, July 21st, 2014

On July 11th and 12th Over the Edge partnered with the Cancer League of Colorado to send over 150 participants and volunteers over the edge of the roof on the Denver World Trade building in downtown Denver. VRS Training Manager Tom Wood, and PMI International Accounts Manager Tedd Brenner, volunteered to help out and ensure a safe and successful event. Tom was supervising the rigging and sending participants Over the Edge, and Tedd was on ground belay and helped with the proper outfitting of harnesses and gear for the participants. Rigged with a handled descender and a backup device, participants got to rappel off the roof over 350 feet to the ground. The event was a huge success with all proceeds going to cancer research. @oteevents #overtheedgedenver

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