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 answer...no). 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.
Modern Icon disrupts K9 gear technologies....and moreSeptember 10, 2017
Modern Icon disrupts K9 gear technologies....and more
Our discussion with Lee about all things Modern Icon...How it began, its rise to bad assness, its innovative designs, and lots, lots more.
Click the logo below to visit Modern Icon’s website and check out their rad gearRead More
Structural Collapse with Andy Schrader of Recon Response- Part IISeptember 05, 2017
Structural Collapse with Andy Schrader of Recon Response- Part II
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...Read More
Structural Collapse with Andy Schrader of Recon Response- Part ISeptember 01, 2017
Structural Collapse with Andy Schrader of Recon Response- Part I
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.Read More
Here Ye, Here Ye, Updates to the TECC Guidelines have arrived....Download your copies here...May 20, 2017
Here Ye, Here Ye, Updates to the TECC Guidelines have arrived....Download your copies here...
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.
Pimp My Kit - Episode Two: (Adding a Little Rescue to Your IFAK)March 28, 2017
Pimp My Kit - Episode Two: (Adding a Little Rescue to Your IFAK)
Taking a look at IFAKs and putting a rescue spin on things; There may be an overuse of vacuum sealing implied, but, can you ever really ever over use a vacuum sealer?Read More
Pimp My Kit - Episode One: A look at a new hoistable evacuation platform, some coffee & mustache waxMarch 07, 2017
Pimp My Kit - Episode One: A look at a new hoistable evacuation platform, some coffee & mustache wax
Many of us for the past...well... I guess decades have found ourselves carrying a hoist litter for urban, mountain, and helicopter operations, that somewhat resembles a golf bag. No one ever really wants to be the person responsible for carrying this thing whether fast roping, hiking, crawling, or whatever your insertion method of choice may be. We started messing with the Phantom Hoist a few years ago, and did a few blogs on it (on our old website), the only thing we really couldn't do with the Phantom Hoist compared to the traditional product was dragging. So...we introduced the Phantom Hoist to the Foxtrot litter over dinner and drinks to see what the result would be the next morning...add a quad fold, a 6 mil bag and vacuum sealer, and you have 50 Shades of Rescue...and a bad ass ,much smaller and manageable low profile kit capability.Read More
Assault Medic Bag (AMED)- Climbing Ninja StyleFebruary 07, 2017
Assault Medic Bag (AMED)- Climbing Ninja Style
Climbing Ninja is featured here "HyperPacking" an Assault Medic Bag (AMED) from Tactical Medical Solutions. We are big fans of this bag, it's great for more than just assault medic-ing. We also happen to really like the ER-S he has included in his rope rescue essentials packing list.Read More
Disruptive Rescue: Episode IVJanuary 14, 2017
Disruptive Rescue: Episode IV
This episode is the second in our three part series with Dominick Briganti. Our focus this episode are the differences and similarities of mindsets in various rescue cultures, perceived safety factors, NFPA AHJ, and more thoughts behind disruptive rescue.Read More