February 23, 2014

Winter/Ice/Snow Rope Rescue Training at Grafton Notch SP

Melissa, Paul and Jim did a wonderful job leading the FSAR ice/winter rope rescue training today in Grafton Notch State Park in Newery.

February 14, 2014

Rope Rescue Winter Training, Grafton Notch Feb. 23

What: FSAR Rope Rescue Team Training*

When: February 23, 2014 at 9:30am-3:00pm

Where:  Old Speck Appalachian Trail Parking lot – Streambed Ice Fall

What to bring: RR gear including Helmet, Harness, Ice axe & lunch

What to expect from the training:

-crampon use and techniques in variable terrain
-snow picket anchors, vertical and deadman placement
-placing and equalizing ice screw anchors
Please bring: Personal Protective Equipment + your winter rope rescue gear

We need to know if you're attending as soon as possible,
please RSVP to Melissa.

Instructors Melissa S (left) Paul M. (right)

* Unfortunately this training is only open to active FSAR team members. If you are interested in learning more about our team, you are encouraged to attend our next monthly team meeting/training held at 6:30 on the second Wednesday of the month at the Kingfield Fire Station (3-12 and 4-9-2014).

February 10, 2014

FSAR Monthly Meeting/Training Feb 12, 2014

FSAR Monthly Meeting/Training
Feb 12, 2014

5:30  FSAR Rope Rescue team meeting (attend the 5:30 meeting only if you are interested in Rope Rescue, no experience necessary)
  • 2 short instructional RR videos
  • Knot of the month
  • Feb. RR training event details and pre-plan, expectations
  • Team RR gear review: members are requested to bring in their harness with your basic hardware for review and discussion.

6:30 FSAR monthly team meeting:

Legal Aspects of SAR:  Paul and others.

FSAR clothing & vests order- Barry (bring $ if you want to place an order)

Gear to share: Base Layers, what's underneath?  Bring some examples of your favorite base layers or systems.

Becky health minute: Nichol Knowledge

Baxter review- January Chimney Pond training Jim & Melissa

Upcoming trainings: RR & other