Sunday, May 8, 2011

Rescue Challenge 2011 - Day 3 May 4, 2011

Day 3 of Rescue Challenge, the Division 6 team got to play in the cold rain.  They say it builds character, and we definitely have a bunch of those on the team.

The first scenario of the day was at the Henrico County Fire Training Center.  The team had to ascend to a third story window then proceed to the roof to rig for rappels then pick off(rescue) two victims hanging from ropes.  One the victims reached the ground, part of the team that had already ascended and rappelled could move to the next stage.  The next stage was an obstacle course that involved providing the weights of the concrete slabs ad blocks that were to be moved, building a "cart" to move a 1,850 pound block of concrete around, up and over  the course.  The cart was the frame of an old vehicle that needed to be lifted and wheels put on, to get the lug nuts the team had to provide the correct weight of the concrete block.

The rain stopped, the sun came out, and it was on again.  The second scenario of the the day the team traveled to Vulcan Materials quarry  for a school bus over a cliff.  The bus had to be accessed from the top of the quarry, the team was also advised that there were victims trapped underneath the bus and that a lift would need to be made using high pressure airbags.  While part of the team rigged lines for the rappel, other team members gathered equipment, rigged a high point of attachment for the main haul line, and set up mechanical advantage haul system.

With victims removed and up the cliff, it was time to go back to the hotel for the Rescue Challenge Fish Fry and CornHole Tournament.  I'm not sure who came up with the name of that game, I really really  think that they could have given it a bit more thought...I'm just saying...

Great food, catching up with old friends, meeting new friends, and shenanigans.  A good time was had by all.

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