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Blogs,Podcasts & Videocasts

        This is the official Academic Crest of all Element Rescue, LLC affiliated advanced higher learning institutions.  It may resemble or remind you of a prestigious academic crest like Harvard's..... and it should. Mainly because our emblem is also a crest and it has a similar color...In contrast ,we aren’t whining, baby, rich kids, (this excludes Dave Callaway...and his wife...and one other person but I can’t recall their name) who get spoon fed irrelevant crap that will allow you to make a six figure salary.  We also happen to not be accredited as any type of university.  On top of that, we really aren’t (technically) a higher learning institution, nor do we (technically) have any affiliates.  Not to worry, we do have a PhD program of instruction in Bad Ass Rescue.  As a side note, if you happen to be well-versed in Bad Ass rescue, you should ask yourself, "Do I really need to strive for bad ass status in anything else?"...(The  And as a final, very important note...We DO drink Guinness beer, and HAVE partaken in the consumption of Irish Car bombs within a 3 mile radius of Harvard, and since Guinness is “wicked” popular in Boston ("Baaahstahnn") and the surrounding areas...(including freakin’ Cambridge),  we believe that participating in these activities in such close proximity to educational institutions of such high caliber, qualifies us as having a substantial (yet unoffical) connection or affiliation with the aforementioned institution. (at least that's what we've been told)...(but by a very reliable source)...(actually, that's what we heard from a friend, of a friend, whose brother may (or may not) work at NASA, which would make him really credible in my opinion).  Also, Harvard’s Crest has Latin writing (lame), and ours has halligans (totally awesome)...enough said.

Disruptive Mountain Rescue...and Whatnot
August 01, 2018

Sean and Brent hang out discussing mountain rescue, decreasing time to patient times, meat anchors, thoughts on ways to decrease your evacuation times...DJ AM, anchor evaluation, and other topics you can not live without knowing...

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Casualty Management Disruption- Part II
July 19, 2018

Part 2 - Ryan & Sean talk how to integrate med and rescue training into your teams everyday training, decreasing complexity, building your speed up for rescue and bail-outs, the negative side of stimulus-response training, gaining SA for self and buddy rescues, redefining what rescue is- for your context, Ocelots (Leopardus pardalis): what they are, why you need one, and how to use them to fight terrorism, Micromastery, Micro assault rescue kits, NWA and Easy-E...

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Casualty Management Disruption- Part I
July 15, 2018

Sean and Ryan start a multi part series on all things...casualty management, caffeine, California Pollo Loco, Bail-outs, Cuban Coffee, Gangster Rap, and...whatnot...

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CTECC 2018 Post Meeting Podcast
July 09, 2018

Here is the post SOMA / C-TECC Meeting podcast. Sean and Brendan review some of the presentations, discussions, and future endeavors.  The guys also discuss some RTF concepts, the CFED conference, Sean has an apology, and they discuss who can drop more “F” bombs - Dr. Smith or Scott for all.

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After-Action/ Comprehensive Analysis of the Active Shooter Incident Response by the SBCFD
May 14, 2018

We were privileged to be hired as part of a team to provide the San Bernardino County Fire Protection District with a comprehensive analysis and review of the response by the San Barnardino City Fire Department to the active shooter incident of December 2, 2015. Our thanks goes out to everyone involved for their time and expertise and the willingness of the responders who shared their stories from that day, in an effort to enhance the response capabilities of others.

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CTECC 2018 Pre Meeting Podcast
May 13, 2018

Unedited pre-conference chit chat with Sean McKay and Brendan have to listen to find out what is inside.

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Modern Icon disrupts K9 gear technologies....and more
September 10, 2017

Our discussion with Lee about all things Modern Icon...How it began, its rise to bad assness, its innovative designs, and lots, lots more.

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Structural Collapse with Andy Schrader of Recon Response- Part II
September 05, 2017

Our chat with Andy continued...  A bunch of things are discussed, including Andy being a "Trekkie" and a "Star Warsian"... Unit conversions... Andy's cats... and his dead squirrel, Gunter (RIP), and a bunch of collapse info.  We reached a friction point where Andy questioned, "is this date over?"...but we reconciled and finished the podcast.  Below is the structural collapse physiology graphic Andy and I discuss...

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Structural Collapse with Andy Schrader of Recon Response- Part I
September 01, 2017

This is the first part of our talk with Andy from Recon Response, on all things structural collapse.  Andy is a shy, but caring structural engineer (who will tell you about his education in this podcast), who assists USAR teams in the areas of education and rapid structural triage.  We've known Andy for awhile, and his vast knowledge of the science / nonlinear physics of structural collapse has greatly enhanced our programs of instruction when organic assets are at a minimum. 

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C-TECC Pre-Conference Podcast Part 2
May 31, 2017

This second podcast is a continuation of our discussion with Brendan Hartford and Mark Anderson prior to the C-TECC committee meeting at this years SOMA conference.

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C-TECC Pre-Conference Podcast Part 1
May 21, 2017

 C-TECC  topics covered (pre-meeting) with Sean McKay, Mark Anderson, and Brendan Hartford

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Here Ye, Here Ye, Updates to the TECC Guidelines have arrived....Download your copies here...
May 20, 2017

In an effort to keep you in the know, here are some TECC updates for you to have and to hold, from this day forward, in sickness and health....or, until they're updated again.

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