Rescue Company

ASAP is a self-trailing mobile fall arrest device that is designed to be used on the static, kernmantle ropes we use in the fire service. It is suitable for two-person loads (550 pounds) and is used in conjunction with a shock absorber to minimize impact forces should a dynamic event occur.

Sixty wildland firefighters are carrying one of four new fire shelter prototypes for “wear testing” as part of the continuing Fire Shelter Project Review, administered by the United States Department of Agriculture’s United States Forest Service (USFS) National Technology and Development Program.