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Chapter 9 - Ropes and Knots

  • Life safety ropes are used for a person (or persons) during rescue operations and should be used only for that purpose.
  • ropes are used when it is not necessary to support the weight of a person.
  • Life safety ropes must be made of continuous filament virgin fiber and woven of .
  • Proper maintenance consists of preventing damage through proper care, proper cleaning, regular inspection, and proper .
  • Knots have characteristics that make them good for selected uses. Basic knots used by brigade members include the safety knot, hitches, loop knots, and bends.
  • Brigade members must be able to select and tie the appropriate knots to hoist axes, , ladders, hose lines, and exhaust fans.

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