VIDEO - PIXA Quest, with Timmy O'Neill
Timmy O'Neill is on a quest to get his PIXA 3 to the American Society of Safety Engineers Expo at the Colorado Convention Center, where he is scheduled to host a PIXA-tossing competition...
...But he forgot.
So when Timmy gets a call from Petzl wanting to know where he is, the race is on to get to the Expo in time. Along the way, Timmy's PIXA 3 gets dropped, kicked, run over, and dunked. Luckily, the PIXA line of headlamps is built to withstand some serious abuse.
But does he make it to the ASSE Expo? Or is all lost?
Watch and find out...
VIDEO - GrimpDay 2012 - International technical rope rescue competition
GrimpDay’s 7th edition took place on May 12, 2012, in Belgium.
This international challenge brought together search and rescue teams from around the world.
One hundred and eighty search and rescue professionals (firefighters, military, police, etc.) from 30 teams met in Namur, Belgium. Each workshop focused on the specifics of search and rescue techniques in a hazardous environment. A flawlessly organized event and gorgeous weather made this edition a resounding success.
Labor of Love : Maurice, founder of "GRIMP" search and rescue team in BelgiumMaurice Levaux, 57 years old, is head of GRIMP, the hazardous environment search and rescue group in Aywaille, Belgium ("grimpe" is another word for "climbing" in French thus the acronym). GRIMP's creation and history are closely linked to a recent event. In 1997, during a club outing at the Sy/Ourthe cliff, one of Maurice's close friends was involved in an accident.
Request for inspection: NEWTON harness
During a periodic inspection on a NEWTON harness, improperly positioned safety stitching was found on one of the loops of the sternal attachment point.
As a precautionary measure, Petzl is asking all of its customers to inspect the safety stitching on the loops of the sternal attachment point on all NEWTON harnesses.
Petzl America's stance on SOPA and Protect IP
On December 21, 2011, Petzl America became aware of our presence on a list of companies purportedly supporting the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA; H.R. 3261). However, Petzl America does not and has never supported SOPA or the related senate bill known as the Protect IP Act.
Tech Tips for Saint NickSanta's job isn't without its risks. Just imagine working under serious time pressure, moving around on snowy roofs in the dark...
In Florida, "Santa Claus" was getting ready for the upcoming Christmas work rush and brushing up on his rappelling technique at a local shopping mall. But the exercise didn't go exactly as planned. Instead, this poor "Santa" got his beard caught in the descender. We still don't know if he ever made it down..
Mountain rescue: video from the IKAR CISA 2011 Conference
The international IKAR-CISA conference took place at the end of October in Are, Sweden. Every year this international event brings together mountain rescue teams from all over the world.
The goal of the conference is to share experiences as well as different techniques and equipment in order to improve both efficiency and safety for mountain rescue operations.