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The second station of the Luminox Code Red Survival Course simulated a rescue mission which involved abseiling down a building and lifting a victim on the rescue stretcher to a helicopter. This simulation allowed me to learn the basic techniques of abseiling down the rope and have the essential knowledge on how to operate such equipment.. Every participant had to dress in harness, wear gloves and a helmet, while an instructor gave a safety briefing on the importance of a secured carabiner and demonstrated a basic stance or brake hand. Abseiling for a beginner like me was a frightening experience...

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The first station simulated a search and rescue mission that located a victim trapped beneath the collapsed building debris. Such scenarios would happen in countries with poor building materials or in an earthquake situation where buildings would collapse. The Malaysian International Search and Rescue (MISAR) would deploy their highly trained code red team for such life and death situations where volunteers would have to be concerned about falling debris and getting stuck under a rubble. At the Luminox Code Red Survival Course, the other participants and I were introduced to ResQ17, a sensor system device that would detect carbon dioxide...

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Luminox has always been a long term supporter of the Navy SEALs. As part of the Navy SEALs training, Navy SEALs are trained on the importance of time, team work and communication skills. These are skills that are also applicable in any search and rescue teams and Luminox continues to emphasize the Navy SEAL values by supporting international search and rescue organizations such as the Icelandic Association for Search and Rescue (ICE SAR) and the Malaysia International Search and Rescue (MISAR).   The Luminox’s Code Red Survival Course was hosted and conducted by MISAR. The academy was led by Captain...

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30 years ago, Luminox was born with a simple mission – “To build the toughest and most durable Swiss timepieces using Luminox’s proprietary luminous technology and American designs, and do it for an affordable price.”   30 years later, Luminox has become a leader in its category and a supplier to the Navy SEALs, law enforcement, first responders and military all over the world. Synonymous with toughness, durability and uncompromising illumination, Luminox is well positioned for another 30 years. To celebrate this anniversary, Luminox has created an incredible timepiece that reimagines one of its pioneer watches, the Luminox Sport Timer...

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1. Have you heard of ICE SAR? Did you worked with them before? Yes, I have heard of ICE SAR, however we did not have the chance to work together. We usually work within the Asia perimeter. Also, because of the difference in our climates, ICE SAR and MISAR deal with different kind of situations and emergencies. We would love to work with them, if there is a chance in the future. Actually, we would love to work with any NGOs because I believe we are doing our part in this world and helping whoever we can.  2. Is your...

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