What makes us different from most other rescue services is we are not just a group of firefighters who are practicing the rescue trade in our off-time. We began as a Safety company providing many years of safety support to industrial clients before we began providing standby rescue service. This allows our rescue team to provide unparalleled safety support to our customers in addition to highly proficient rescue service. When deployed, our rescue service is first and foremost a support mechanism to assist the customer in preventing an incident that necessitates the need for confined space or technical rescue. Should such a need arise, however, our rescuers are all highly trained, experienced, and well equipped to execute such rescues.
OSHA 1910.146 states that when employees enter permit required confined spaces that employers must “Develop and implement procedures …, for rescuing entrants from permit spaces, for providing necessary emergency services to rescued employees, and …”. OSHA requires employers to ensure the rescue of an incapacitated confined space entrant can be affected in a timeframe commensurate with the hazards of the space. This can be accomplished through use of trained and competent in-house rescue personnel, or through use of an outside rescue organization – either private contractors or municipal fire department.