CMC Rescue Cearley Rescue Strap

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CMC Rescue Cearley Rescue Strap

This Rapid Intervention strap was developed by Rick Cearley to assist in extrication of a downed firefighter from a structure. The Cearley RIT Strap can also be used as a quick attachment for securing a victim or as a safety belay when a firefighter is working on a roof. Large loops at each end provide easy handling even with structure gloves. The strap fits easily in a turnout pocket and quickly secures around the body allowing a partner to drag a fallen firefighter to safety.

Rick Cearley, a retired senior helicopter pilot for the Los Angeles County Fire Department and inventor of the LSP Cinch Rescue Collar, saw the need for a product to rapidly secure a victim under difficult conditions, such as swiftwater rescues. Despite its simple appearance, this Cearley original design has features developed through years of field use by Los Angeles-area firefighters and rescuers.

Why You Need a Rescue Strap
All firefighters should consider carrying a Cearley Rescue Strap in their turnout because of its many applications to quickly secure a downed firefighter who must be dragged, lifted, or lowered. It can also be used as a hasty chest harness to pluck victims from above-ground windows or during swiftwater operations, or even as an emergency harness for self-rescue from upper floors. It has proven itself with our department when lives depend on quick and simple securing of victims for evacuation. — Battalion Chief Larry Collins, Los Angeles Country Fire Department, Urban Search & Rescue Company

Working-At-Height / Industrial Rope Access / Technical Rope Rescue Working at height requires reliable, quality equipment. The Cearley Rescue Strap™ can be used with confidence in work-at-height maneuvers for industrial rope access or technical rope rescue when used in accordance with the regulatory safety standards it falls under. Always use life safety equipment and gear according to the regulatory safety standards for which it is classified and/or certified.

  • Weight: 9.9 oz (271 g)
  • Length: 60 in (152 cm)
  • Color: Yellow
  • Strength Rating: 35 kN (7,868 lbf)

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