Enhanced with a Fall Arrest Indicator and work-positioning side D-rings, the Fire-Rescue Harness remains one of the most versatile, multiple-use harnesses available. Used worldwide by fire department rescue teams, USAR teams, helicopter crews and wilderness SAR teams, this extremely popular harness features multiple D-ring attachment points and our JackBack™ removable padding with breathable D3 cloth, which keeps shoulder straps separated and makes donning and doffing a breeze. The dorsal D-ring allows adjustment for different size users, but stays in place when loaded, greatly increasing comfort. The front waist D-ring allows a comfortable, stable sitting position for rappels and the sternum D-ring works well for helicopter hoists. Gear loops have been improved for easier access, and quick-connect shoulder straps and leg loops make donning the harness simple and fast. Pads on the leg loops can be adjusted to the most comfortable position. The front lift assembly accepts screw links for adding a chest ascender or safety lanyards. Attachment points: front waist, sternal, dorsal, sides.
While the dorsal D-ring on our Fire-Rescue Harness adjusts so it can be properly positioned, it is designed not to slide up when the D-ring is loaded. If the force of loading the harness, either under normal use or during a fall, slides a dorsal D-ring up toward the back of the user’s head, the web going over the shoulders could pinch in toward the user’s neck. Not only is this uncomfortable, it could compromise the arteries with severe results. Fixing the dorsal D-ring to the rear waist portion of the harness prevents this from occurring and allows the peak impact force to be absorbed by the pelvis and the thighs – as opposed to the back – increasing rescuer comfort and safety.
Working-At-Height / Industrial Rope Access / Technical Rope Rescue Working at height requires reliable, quality equipment. The Fire Rescue Harness 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.
The CMC Rescue School offers training classes for work-at-height rope access and rope rescue. Some courses may include instruction about proper use of the Fire Rescue Harness or similar harnesses used in rope rigging systems. CMC Rescue School provides training with course work in technical rescue, tower rescue, fire rescue, confined space rescue & entry, trench rescue, emergency building shoring (EBS), rope access, rope rigging as well as custom contract rope rescue and industrial rope access courses offering class work for the specific needs in the above disciplines or in search and rescue (SAR), urban search and rescue (USAR), helicopter air operations (heli-ops, helo-ops), swiftwater rescue and tactical maneuvers.