The public relies on emergency crews to protect them and keep them safe during crises. The citizens that you serve expect you and your team to be ready to rescue them if or when they find themselves in hazardous situations.
However, you and your team members could add to the peril if you are not fully trained on how to help people who are stranded, injured, or dying. You can get the skills needed to carry out out these operations safely, efficiently, and quickly by going through CPR lessons, pole top rescue training, hazardous material disposal courses, and other instructions available to first responders and rescue crews.
People who are stranded or experiencing crisis at great heights often are in full panic by the time rescue crews arrive to help. They may have reached a point that they cannot be reasoned with and may even present a danger to themselves and others stranded with them.
When you go through the training available from the company, you learn how to help people who may be in such a state that they cannot reasonably follow your instructions. You can learn how to take charge, get the job done, and get the person on the ground so that emergency crews can treat him or her for injuries or illnesses.
Height rescues also require that you know how to use the equipment needed for the job. You learn how to latch or connect ropes, holsters, pulleys, and other gear so you can transport patients on gurneys or onto ladders. The skills you learn not only keep the rescued people safe but also you and the others in your team who are assisting in the job.
When you are scaling great heights to rescue people, you have to ensure that you or the people you are helping do not fall. A fall from that height could be deadly and result in you or the rescued individuals getting severely injured or dying.
The lessons you learn in the courses teach how the ins and out of fall protection. You can scale the heights without the worry that you will slip out of the harness or the patient will fall off the gurney.
You can get up the pole and back down on the ground safely. You also learn how to work together with your crew as a team.