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        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.

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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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Holy HRO: High Reliability Organizations (Part 3)
July 13, 2015

This is the final episode on HRO’s with Dr. van Stralen.  Probably a good time to throw out a big “Thanks” to Daved van Stralen for his time, while he was on vacation in France to talk with us.  We are fortunate to be able to work with him quite a bit, and will definitely be doing some more podcasts with him in the future.  Besides HRO, he is a Yoda when it comes to airway management...

We will also be doing a video cast in the next week or two on what that initial walkthrough looks like when implementing HRO into your training, planning, and response SOP’s.

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