Search & Guide Primary Line with Chicago Bag
The RIT Rescue & Escape Systems Primary Search Line consists of a strong and durable 9.5mm Kevlar over Polyester main line with two (2) steel non-rated carabiners on either end. The primary line comes in our versatile Chicago Bag, which has been specifically designed for search and guide operations.Features:
- The 9.5mm (3/8") Kevlar rope has a temperature rating of 862 degrees F and a tensile strength of 7,600 pounds
- Two (2) steel non-rated carabiners with captive eye to prevent the carabiners from coming off the line in low visibility
- The Chicago Bag is a heavy duty rope bag constructed of Cordura and comes equipped with reflective trim, utility pockets and a quick release seat belt shoulder strap
- The Chicago Bag is designed for easy rope deployment out either side
- The Chicago Bag has loops to attach carabiners, tag line bags and other equipment
- Our Kevlar line is washable
This main line system, along with a tag line system, is ideal for any search and guide application. Available in 100' and 200' lengths or desired lengths (sold by the foot) to meet your departments needs.Knots & Rings vs. Straight Rope:
The benefit of have 'Knots & Rings' is that it allows firefighters to know how deep they are inside the structure by counting the number of knots. The rings are large and easily distinguished with a gloved hand. The benefit of 'Straight Rope' is that the Search Line can serve multiple functions including use in rescuing firefighters who may have fallen through a floor, uses as a 2:1 rig, use to escape from an upper floor, etc.
100-ft vs. 200-ft:
Some departments have a need for 100-ft Search Line based on their demographic and response area. However, BY FAR, the 200-ft Search Line option is the most popular. This because there is always the possibility that the 'anchor (or substantial object)' may be a good distance away from your entry point. In this case, the 100-ft kit now limits the distance that you can enter and search.
All Hands Fire Equipment offers training for these search systems. Our "Rope Assisted Search" class is available as a drill night class (half day) or full day training class.