Well Chris the way the electronics are today we teach a couple of different options. In a high priority rescue, all resources will be headed toward the rescue point of entry, (this is Kansas City), and the the "B" team can shuttle another camera up the rope, or the "A" team can drop the bag and retreat while another team starts another line with an additional camera. After John died the public outpouring was overwhelming and today all trucks,15, have a TIC and our three rescues have two TICs each.Charley,
What happens when your camera fails?
search line is a must have in any large area building. This line should have distance knots as well as directional knots tied into the line the line. The line should be clipped to the bag in which it will be deploying from to prevent losing the line should all the line be used. Members should use their personal ropes to search off of this line or have a member guide them using the thermal imaging camera; keeping one member on the line at all times.I have many large commerical buildings in my response area. My company frequently uses this line. Most of these buildings are old heavy timber commerical factorys that have been abandoned. We get alot of fires in these buildings due to squatters and homeless people. If you have any questions abour the type of rope or the knot system just ask - John