image002The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Kingman Unit of Search and Rescue was on hand Saturday (10/3) during a safety fair at the Kingman Home Depot to answer questions and to demonstrate the various rope training techniques practiced by its members. 

Mohave County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) Kingman Unit Search & Rescue (SAR) members Bob Rose (left) and Sergeant Amanda Kaufman (center) talk with attendees at the Home Depot Safety Fair. Rose and Kaufman explained how the Arizona Vortex and rappelling equipment is used to rescue people. The Arizona Vortex tripod system is utilized by SAR to rescue individuals from mine shafts and also to keep the rappelling ropes from dragging on the rocks at the crest of a cliff.
image001Mohave County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) Kingman Unit Search & Rescue (SAR) member Sergeant Amanda Kaufman dangles from her rigging attached to a rope through an Arizona Vortex tripod system during the Home Depot Safety Fair.

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