News and Alerts

  • 2019 Toboggan Summer Sale - and everything else!

    The Toboggan (And Everything Else) Summer Sale!

    We’re doing something different this year and offering a way to save more on toboggans and almost EVERYTHING else.

    Here's how it works

    Orders over $1,000 receive a 10% discount
    Orders over $1,500 receive a 15% discount
    Orders over $2,000 receive a 20% discount
    Orders over $3,000 receive a 25% discount

    Do the math!  It's pretty easy to see how your savings will stack up.

    Terms and Conditions: Sale begins August 1st, 2019 and ends August 31st, 2019. All orders must be pre-paid by August 31st, 2019 to be eligible for Summer Sale discounts. Some exclusions apply: Maximum discount of 15% on CMC gear and Conterra vacuum mattresses.  Orders may be placed via phone or email.  Internet orders will not reflect Summer Sale discounts.  Call us at 844-414-RESQ (7377)

  • Chair Lift Evacuation Seats

    Just a friendly reminder as everyone completes their annual equipment inspection of chair lift evacuation equipment.  All chairlift evacuation seats made by Cascade Rescue Company should be inspected annually before use and after every use.  The inspector should make sure there are no cracked welds, significant dents or deformations to the tubing or seat mounting plate.  The screws and nuts that hold the seat to the seat mounting plate should be tight and free of rust and corrosion.  Any Chair Lift Evacuation Seat that has a wooden base should be retired and replaced due to age, regardless of outward appearance.

  • Sterling 25th Anniversary Treasure Hunt

    Contest Rules

    Contest will run from 12AM Sept 1, 2018 to 12 AM November 1, 2018. Must be 18 years or older to win. Sterling Rope Employees, Sponsored Athletes, and Sterling Dealer Employees are not eligible to win. You don't need to be present to win. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. 1 entry per person, per week. Winner will be drawn Monday, November 5, 2018 and winner will be contacted via email. Winner has one week to respond and accept prize. Prizes will be shipped to valid North American addresses only.

    All entries become the property of Sterling. Sterling reserves the right to use any and all information related to the contest, including email submissions provided by the contestants, for editorial, marketing and any other purpose, unless prohibited by law.

    Sterling is not responsible for late, lost or misdirected email or for any computer, online, telephone or technical malfunctions that may occur. If for any reason, the contest is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention or technical failures of any sort, Sterling may cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the contest. Climbing is a potentially hazardous activity and cannot be made safe.

    All contest participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules. Sterling in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person it finds to be tampering with the entry process, the operation of its web site or is otherwise in violation of these rules.

    This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram or Facebook.

    Sterling Rope Company, Inc., 26 Morin Street, Biddeford, ME 04005, 207-282-2550,


    The Annual Summer Sale is on!  This year we're offering FREE SHIPPING on all toboggan orders.  But wait - there's MORE!  Take 20% off all Petzl and Sterling products ordered at the same time, AND 15% off of anything else ordered at the same time.  If you want to save money, now is the time to do it!

    T&C's - All orders must be placed between August 1st and August 31st and be paid for before September 1st, 2018. 20% discount applies to Petzl and Sterling products only.  15% discount applies only to all regular price items and does not apply to sale, pro-deal or close out items. Summer Sale toboggans (and other items ordered with toboggans) will begin shipping on a first come, first served basis in late September and October . Additional items added to toboggan orders may be shipped earlier upon request and availability. Shipping charges will apply.  Free shipping applies to orders shipped within the continental US only.

  • Limited Offer

    Limited Time Offer-Better than Freedom Fries

    From July 1st through July 4th, we're offering $150 off on all Cascade Advance and Professional Series Litters and Trail Wheels. Even better, save 15% on everything ordered with these great products! This is a no-brainer. Summer is here and with that comes a variety of injuries requiring extrication. Be ready and save your team some money too.
  • How do I clean my "soft goods"

    We are often asked how to clean cloth products that have been contaminated with body fluids.  While the rules are not absolute, this information does help with products made of nylon or similar.

    The NFPA standard for cleaning rescue gear of blood borne pathogens calls for a solution of 60 ml of household bleach for every 4 liters of tap water or 1/4 cup per gallon. The item is soaked for 10 minutes and then thoroughly rinsed off. Alcohol can then be used to speed drying. The rinse would be very important to be sure the bleach doesn't damage the nylon over long time contact.

    1) The concentration of bleach explained above is 1.5%.
    2) NEVER use a higher concentration of bleach than stated above. Higher bleach concentrations are known to seriously damage nylon.
    3) ALWAYS rinse the rope thoroughly after the 10 minute exposure to the bleach mixture.
    4) After rinsing, allow the rope to dry in a cool dry place, but not in direct sunlight. The use of a fan to blow air across the rope can be used to speed the drying process. Do NOT lay the rope out on asphalt or concrete surfaces to dry.

    Excerpt from DuPont Technical Information - Nylon - Bulletin N-161

  • Cascade Rescue flies through ISO recertification

    It's not easy, but those of you who are familiar with ISO9000 know how tough the process can be.  Yesterday we were granted "unconditional re-certification with no exceptions" as we transitioned from the 2008 standard to the new 2015 standard.  The 2015 standard included many changes to how customer service should be handled as well as addressed many risk management issues.

    If you're thinking about purchasing new gear - do you want to buy from a company who takes quality seriously and is willing to have an independent audit conducted every year on their quality and customer service, or someone who doesn't care enough or find quality and customer service important?

  • Cascade Rescue Summer Sale

    The Annual Summer Sale is back, but this time with a never heard of offer. As part of our 55th year anniversary celebration, every item ordered with your rescue toboggans during the summer sale qualifies for 15% off. We've never done this before! It's just our way of saying thanks for being loyal Cascade Rescue Company customers for so many years.

    Here's the deal. Buy your rescue toboggans during the Summer Sale, add any regular price item to your order at the same time and get 15% off those items. This includes litters, trail wheels, rope, evac seats, rope savers - everything! You'd be crazy not to take advantage of this!

    T&C's - All orders must be placed between August 1st and August 31st and be paid for before September 1st, 2017. 15% discount applies only to regular price items and does not apply to sale, pro-deal or close out items. Summer Sale toboggans will begin shipping in late September and October on a first come, first served basis. Additional items added to toboggan orders may be shipped earlier upon request and availability. Shipping charges will apply.

  • The Equalizer Adjustable Handle System

    The Equalizer is a product long past its due. We've worked on this project on and off for the last five or six years. Always with some varying degree of success, but never entirely satisfactory. We have a pile of destroyed or abandoned prototypes in the corner to prove it. Try and try again, we've finally got it! Field tested and approved by some of our most demanding customers, the Equalizer passed all the tests. It's light, fits all Cascade Litters and some other popular brands and its handles articulate into 24 different positions. The Equalizer truly changes the manpower required to perform remote rescue.

  • Cascade Rescue TERRA TAMER

    To say that the TERRA TAMER is a step forward in the evolution of overland patient transport is an understatement. It's light, simple, easy to break down into a pack-able load and its handling on the trail is unparalleled. It easily overcomes most common trail obstacles and reduces the amount of effort required of rescuers.

    Originally requested by our customers, we were reluctant to pursue the use of this type of wheel and tire. While our current Trail Technician utilizes the 26" wheel platform, the larger tire size on the TERRA TAMER increased the height by about 2". Our concern was that the increased height would cause problems due to a higher center of gravity. We were wrong. Handling issues were non-existent and the increased diameter of the tire contributes significantly in overcoming trail obstacles. It also greatly reduces the shock transfer to the patient from rocks and other terrain inconsistencies, creating a more comfortable ride for the patient.

    The Cascade Rescue TERRA TAMER is the new standard in overland patient transport.