This book is intended to serve as a comprehensive reference for those interested in cave rescue. It is designed to bring together under one cover the knowledge and experience accumulated by cave rescuers during 50 years of rescue in the caves of the Americas. It may also be useful as a field guide for rescue squads and Search and Rescue (SAR) personnel who are occasionally called upon to work within a cave. On Call has ten subject-based sections. Introduction to Cave Rescue. Communications. Management Operations. Search Management. Medical Considerations. Vertical Rescue. Patient Packaging and Transport. Psychological Considerations. Special Problems. Wrap Up and Training. Appendixes: Standardized rescue forms, acronyms, knots, suppliers, rope calls, glossary, and websites.
- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: National Speleological Society; n edition (October 30, 2001)
- ISBN-10: 1879961164
- ISBN-13: 978-1879961166
- Package Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.5 x 1 inches