Kyle and everybody else,
Your comments are very enlightening. In the April print issue of FIRE ENGINEERING the article based on the Navarra, Spain SOP will be published. It is not complete nor does it cover everything, but it's a starter. I hope this subject will draw even more participation and I look forward to helping anyone who needs anything. My e.mail is firstname.lastname@example.org and I welcome contacts.
This is a fairly old thread but looks like it is still alive. We were looking at developing the same type of program at Grand Rapids Community College in Michigan. We created a partnership with Safety Technology USA for Competent Climber and Tower Rescue. Safety Technology is a UK company and the program is RenewableUK accredited. I would love to talk to you about bringing our course to you through a partnership. No sense reinventing the wheel! The certification is valid for 2 years although we recommend a one year refresher course.
Hey over there,
It's good to see some interest. We will be holding a HOT session on wind turbine rescue ops during the forthcomming Spanish Firefighters Congress in Toledo, Spain October 19th thru 21st. As many of you may know, Spain is one of the world's leaders in wind energy technology and number of wind farms. There are several enterprises here with knowhow and experience in wind turbine rescue, and several fire departments have very qualified personnel. As I said before, if anyone needs help or info, my e.mail is above. Somebody should propose this as a HOT session at FDIC. Keep safe everybody.