Every tree crew should have a plan, training, and dedicated equipment for performing an aerial rescue in case of an inured climber. The hazardous nature of tree work can create situations in which the rest of the crew must rescue or stabilize an injured team mate until EMS arrive. Aerial rescue is potentially hazardous in nature and proper training should be obtained. The gear on this page is specialized for use in rescue.
If you are looking for training in aerial rescue for arboriculture, visit Ascension Group Northwest for upcoming training opportunities.
The Bucket Evac kit is designed as a simple safe solution for getting to the ground in the event of a situation while working on an aerial lift. The F3 is n easy-to-operate descent control device from Sterling Rope. This device was designed to work with our 6.8mm TVAC Technora cord to offer a lightweight, compact, emergency egress system. The F3 is engineered with a double-action lever to give a brake assist in the event of a "panic grab". The auto-brake feature allows for a fast and hands-free exit. This is the perfect device for bucket truck evacuations, or emergency rappels.
This kit includes: F3, SafeD Carabiner, 75' of 6.8mm TVAC, Steel Double Action Snaphook.
This adjustable-length anchor strap or heavy-duty pick-off strap can be adjusted from 2 to 8 feet, and may be wrapped single, choker, or used end-to-end. When used in the pick-off strap configuration, it allows 2 to 1 mechanical advantage to aid in handling the patient. Made from 1 3/4” heavy-duty, resin-treated webbing (9000 lbf. / 40kN) for outstanding durability and wear-resistance.
ISC HaulerBiner is a great, compact hauling/mechanical advantage system which is ideal for rescue pick-offs. Three pulley wheels are incorporated into each Karabiner, creating a compact and lightweight 6:1 or 7:1 Mechanical Advantage system. The HaulerBiner has a purpose designed progress capture cam, with an 'on/off' position.
The HaulerBiner can be used in a number of ways: As part of a pick-off system; on a structure, pull down on the system and achieve a 6:1 (theoretical) Mechanical Advantage; when suspended in a harness, the user can pull up on the system and achieve a 7:1(theoretical) Mechanical Advantage; with a D4/D2 Descender, as part of a short-haul/long-lower system; as a tensioning system for short/low load lines.
The HaulerBiner is supplied in a double pocket pouch, for easy deployment and storage on the user's harness.
The AZTEK elite system utilizes sewn cord products to create a mechanical advantage system. System contains two AZTEK Omni pulleys, 2 x 6mm sewn ratchets, and 2 Sterling SafeD carabiners. The AZTEK is contained in a compact hip-carry pouch. Creates either a 5:1 mechanical advantage or a 4:1 with a change of direction. Applications include lifting downed limbs, rescue, and more.
Petzl's JAG kit is ideal for aerial rescue kits. This haul kit is great for pick-offs, making a releasable anchor, or tensioning a system, thanks to its 4:1 mechanical advantage and excellent efficiency (sheaves with sealed ball bearings). The collapsed kit is very compact, making usage possible even if the distance to the anchor is very short - especially useful for lifting an injured climber if there is very little room to anchor the kit. The JAG system haul kit is quick and easy to deploy: it is ready to use thanks to the flexible cover that prevents any risk of tangling. The haul end is color coded for instant identification.
The Jag Pulley and progress-capturing Jag Traxion are also available individually for building your own set of 4s.
This compact set of 4s can be stowed anywhere and brought out when you need some additional power. Uses 8mm Sterling cord running on SMC Jigger Rescue Pulleys, with a bound prusik loop for progress capture. 700 lb WLL.
Contains 2 x SMC Jigger Rescue Pulleys (one regular and one becket), 1/4 Quick Link, 2 x DMM Phantom Screwgate, 40' Sterling 8mm cord w/ Sewn Eye, 6mm x 12" Bound Loop Prusik.
This is a first-aid treatment device for staunching blood flow from traumatic wounds. A true compression bandage, used by medics and first responders around the world. Consolidates the numerous, currently used treatment equipment into a single unit. Combines: Non-adherrent Pad (won't stick to wounds), Pressure Applicator (apply direct pressure), Secondary Sterile Dressing (keeps the wound area clean/ maintains pressure), Closure Bar (close and fix the bandage at any point without pins, clips, tape, Velcro, or knots). Quick and easy application / self application.
Available as a kit with the bandage pouch (bandage pouch is shown as BAG225K below), which includes Malice clips for secure mounting. Specify long clips (vertical mount) or short (horizontal mount).
This self-braking descender and belay device for single rope replaces a figure 8 or friction knot. The handle allows the rope to move, and descent is controlled with the free hand. If handle is released the cam is engaged and descent stops. Anti-panic device automatically brakes if the handle is pulled too far. Two models available: I'D S accepts up to 7/16” (11mm) rope. I'D L accepts up to 1/2” (13mm) rope.
The U-Rack utilizes Hyper bars which makes it easy to add friction or lock off the device. The rack dissipates heat excellently while still giving the needed amount of friction for long rappels. SMC tests their equipment in the user configuration which gives very accurate ratings. This rack is designed to run on ropes from 7-12.5mm and has a MBS range of 8kN to 22kN which corresponds with ropes you would use it with. At 9” x 3’ it is the most compact rack from SMC.
SMC U-Rack assemblies are the only such U-Racks which are UL-Certified to the current NFPA standards. U-Rack may be used as either a rappel or lowering device. U-Rack does not twist rope, as can occur when using a figure 8 type of descender. U-Rack may be used with single or double ropes of varying diameters. User may adjust friction by simply wrapping rope around the tie-off bar(s). Stainless steel frame, stainless steel tie-off bars & brake bars. Weighs 26.6 oz. 9.6" long.
Buckingham’s Rescue Buck is ideal for aerial rescue training, made of heavy Cordura nylon, individual compartments can be filled with Buckmix (sold separately) to desired weight. Nylon retention straps are sewn to mid section to prevent body belt from sliding. 5’ 6” high. Each compartment has a zipper so that they can easily fill with weighted material, like Buckmix (see below). The Rescue Buck is popular with large tree companies, utilities, and government agencies which have need for a realistically weighted dummy for rescue training.
Rubber pellets for use in Rescue Buck training dummy. Buck Mix is a heavy item! Extra shipping charges will apply. Please contact us for an exact shipping quote. Other items on your order will still ship for free if over the $100 free shipping level. Price listed is per 50lb. of Buck Mix.