02 Apr Letters of appreciation
Today on Popular Mechanics we are doing a story called rappelling that goes over te overall theme of 'Life Saving'. How do you shoot rappelling? You shoot it from a lot of different angles. First of all, safety is the main thing. We are with one of the best in Canada in terms of rappelling and sports' safety. And, we have him hooked up with the different lines, so that nothing happens. He is a brave guy to go over the side. I could not even look, well along do it myself...
"Spiderman"Ivan Kristoff flies above Sofia and saves trapped people in burning buildings. At nigh he is watching the soccer game seating on the roof of the stadium, and after the fighting between fans, he brings them one by one to the police. This is not a scene from the film, but a real project, which started with the Metropolitan Municipality and hometown action hero Ivan Kristoff.
In what he describes as a ” typical scenario for emergency response and rapid deployment of rescue personnel to inaccessible areas,” Ivan Kristoff, demonstrated an aerial emergency response with a helicopter last week at Lion head Golf and Country Club, where Toronto Mayor Mel Lastman held his 11th annual Mayoral Charity Golf Tournament.
Ivan Kristoff, aka Spiderman, has initiated and committed to the development of this project. The wireless video monitoring from the air, will provide online contact between the emergency services and rescue teams. The helicopter will be equipped with remote camera control photo and video equipment. The visual materials can be used to train rescue teams in an innovative training program, called trailblazing.
Ivan effecttue aussi des missions de sauvetage a titre benevole et exploite une entreprise qui le mene a de tres grandes hauteurs. Il escalade des gratte-ciel et d’immnses tours bureaux pour effectuer des travaux de reparation et des inspections a des centaines de metres du sol ! Ivan est recemment redescendu sur terre, juste le temps de repondre a quelques questions pour l’equipe de Planete 912
يضم قطاع البحث والإنقاذ الجوي وعمليات الاستجابة للطوارئ، هذا العام أسماء عالمية سيشهد الحدث في دورته الخامسة للعام 2012، حضوراً للطيار الدولي والمختص في عمليات الإنقاذ في المباني الشاهقة، والخبير في العمليات الجوية والإنقاذ بالإسقاط المروحي بواسطة الحبال، إيفان كريستوف، والملقب بالرجل العنكبوت الجديد الذي كرس وقته إلى القضايا الخيرية عبر دعمه لوحدات الإنقاذ الطوعي والمبادارات المتعلقة. سيقوم كريستوف خلال فعاليات معرض دبي لطائرات الهليكوبتر، بالشرح عن مساعيه وجهوده مع فريقه المتفاني، في تأسيس الشبكة الدولية للإنقاذ المروحي “آي في إيه إن”. كما سيعقد ورشة عمل حول الطاولة المستديرة مع أكثر من 30 خبيرأً، بغرض تبادل الأفكار حول عمليات إنقاذ الأشخاص في المباني الشاهقة الإرتفاع، بهدف تحديد المعالم الأساسية للمنافع العملية لوسائل الإنقاذ. فعاليات
Ivan Kristoff has a new volunteer rescue team of rope access technicians with knowledge in rigging, rope rescue, first aid, communications and bylaw
The first highrise rescue team: "Ivan Kristoff is organizing North America's first highrise rescue unit. He is the only person ill Canada to apply the use of laptop computers, digital and video cameras oil rope, resulting in a completed report by the end of the drop
C.R.E.S.T. is recognized and included in the database of 911 Emergency Services for urban high rise rescue.
The Canadian Rescue Emergency Service Team (CREST) is a privately funded, not for profit voluntary organization dedicated to enhancing public safety and saving lives through rescue and safety education
MISSION POSSIBLE: "La couverture de ce mois ci a ete cree avec Ivan Kristoff.
Life in the extreme: "in every thing Kristoff does, from extreme skiing, solo rock climbing, as a paraglider pilot, a rescue instructor, even as a photographer hanging high in the air by ropes suspended from helicopters. the element of danger is part his everyday life. In 1991, with a false passport, new name and two different airline tickets for the same plane to Cuba, Kristoff escaped from the communist regime. Two days latter he was in Gander, Newfoundland.
Kristoff who speaks six languages and holds a machine engineering degree,... is popularly known as Spiderman because of his uncanny ability to perform work at high altitudes,..
Living in a vertical world: "While Silvester Stallone and company play the game on the silver screen'. Kristoff s adventures come from real life situations. ...(CREST) is billed as the most clite Urban Highrise Rescue Unit in the world. Known as the highest qualified rope access work technician in North America ` Kristoff has been in the vertical world for more than 12 years. The days of his calendar are marked off with dangerous assignments.
Spiderman... on a wall near you: "The unique perspective he gains of Toronto by dangling, off highrise buildings, is nothing compared to his personal climb to the top... As provincial government official Norman Richardson understated it: Ivan's quite a character... Kristoff s input is significant.
"We want to introduce you to Ivan Kristoff. He is trying to make high rise work places safer from the outside. And he showed us how this morning..."
"...Rescuers would help people in very specific dangers. Dangers that would involve High Altitude rescues from buildings or stuck in the elevator shafts."
“Lives could have been saved if such a team existed..."
“Spiderman… has been working with the Ministry of Labour on guidelines for high-rise rescue... He is acknowledged expert in the safe use of ropes for rescue"
"Our coverage begins with the exclusive footage of Ivan Kristoff, dangling from a helicopter..."
“Dear Mr. Kristoff,
On behalf of the Tactical Aviation Command and myself personally accept our most heartfelt gratitude for your support and technical assistance, which you provided us with in organizing and conducting an aerial demonstrations for the celebration of Day of Courage and the Bulgarian Army Day -6 May!
In your face, we found a true friend of Bulgarian Aviation Air Force.
Please accept our sincere gratitude for health, personal happiness and professional success in your high risk work and humanitarian activity!
We sincerely hope that our cooperation will continue and will contribute to improving our combat training Air-rescue (SAR) services!”
Commander TACTICAL COMMAND AVIATION Brigadier General Spas Spasov
In 2002, after Ivan Kristoff, founder of the Canadian Rescue Emegency Team (CREST) and the Eiger Highrise Emergency Aerial Response Team (HEART), was nominated for the Therese Gasgrain Volunteer Awards.
AS A TRIBUTE TO MEN AND WOMEN WHO RISK THEIR LIVES EACH DAY IN AID OF TO HERS-WE SALUTE FIVE OUR CITY’S UNSUNG HEROES
by the Richmond hill Post Magazine North York Post City Magazine North Toronto Post City Magazine The Bayview Post City Magazine The Thornhill Post City Magazine The Village Post City Magazine
See the new initiative: Ivan Kristoff’s Visual Arts Award.
“Dear Ivan. We are very pleased with the high angle work you completed above the CN Tower’s Skypod. The work was conducted with professionalism and your safety standards were impeccable. As you know the CN Tower is a wander of the modern world at a height of 1815 feet and 5 inches. Once again thank you for your support and assisting us with your technical expertise. Your innovative solutions aided our structural engineering team with detailed reports.“
Nick MIgliore, executive Director of Operations and Security of the CN Tower.
“Уважаеми господин Кристоф
От името на Командване Тактическа Авиация и лично мое име приемете нашата най-сърдечна благодарност за подкрепата и техническата помощ,които ни оказахте при организирането и провеждането на въздушните демонстрации по повод честването на Деня на храбростта и празника на Българската армия -6 май!
Във Ваше лице ние намерихме верен приятел на авиацията и Българските Военновъздушни сили
Приемете искрените ни благодарности за здраве, лично щастие и професионални успехи във високорисковата Ви и хуманна дейност!
Искрено се надяваме, че нашето сътрудничество ще продължи и ще допринесе за повишаването на бойната подготовка на нашите Въздушно-спасителни (САР) служби!”
Командир на командване тактическа авиация Бригаден Генерал Спас Спасов