Limited Time Offer-Better than Freedom FriesFrom 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.
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
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?
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 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.
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.
Get rid of those unrated plastic litters. Cascade has combined two great products at a substantial savings. The Pro Steel Package includes a 2500lb rated Professional Series Steel litter with our Pro Litter Skin. Use it without the skin for urban or industrial rescue. If your situation calls for low angle rescue or you are just forced to drag your litter across rock, snow, ice, pavement or whatever. The Pro Skin will make your life easier and save your litter. Installs in just minutes. Click here to learn more
Visibility as a rescuer on the scene is paramount in low light and low visibility situations. Cascade Rescue is pleased to offer one of the most innovative devices for this purpose available today. The Guardian Angel easily mounts to your shoulder via an exceptionally strong magnetic contact device. It can be quickly detached and adhered to any metal surface at the rescue scene alerting anyone in the vicinity that rescue operations are in process and to steer clear of the emergency scene.
All of us involved in the business of rescuing other know many things. We know technique, the do's and don'ts, rules, acronyms and everything in between. While at time we may debate or even argue about some of these things, there is one thing none of will argue about. That is the need for training. We are honored that the team at Travis County STARFlight produced this training video featuring the Cascade Rescue StableFlight HEMS. If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video can be priceless.
THE MISSION RIDGE SKI PATROL PUT TOGETHER AN EXCITING NEW VIDEO ON "HIGH PERFORMANCE CPR". THIS VIDEO DETAILS HOW TO EFFECTIVELY AND EFFICIENTLY DELIVER CPR IN A SINGLE TOBOGGAN WHILE ENROUTE TO MORE ADVANCED CARE. A DEMONSTRATION OF APPRECIATION FOR THIS EXTRAORDINARY WORK IN THE FORM OF A DONATION WOULD BE APPRECIATED.
PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING TO THE:
STEVE BURCHETT MEMORIAL FUND.
On December 18, 1994 Steve Burchett died from injuries sustained in an avalanche burial while doing avalanche mitigation work at Mission Ridge Ski Area. Steve loved to ski patrol.
As a tribute to Steve and the hard work and dedication he demonstrated every day, the Mission Ridge Patrol created the Steve Burchett Memorial Fund.
THIS IS A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION DEDICATED TO HELPING RESCUERS WITH THEIR JOB. PROCEEDS FROM DONATIONS GO TOWARD THE CREATION OF TOOLS LIKE THIS VIDEO ON HIGH PERFORMANCE CPR.