The Mission

INNOVATIVE RESCUE IN AERIAL AND VERTICAL ROPE ACCESS OPERATIONS

Through our new initiatives, we will develop the next generation of leaders in multiple rope access disciplines, who exemplify excellence both in and outside the field of vertical operations.

Ivan Kristoff  has undertaken a unique mission to create new standards for vertical and helicopter rope work operations during emergency response on highrise buildings and remote areas. He is constantly developing new rope access procedures for rapid deployment of emergency responders via helicopters.

As a team leader with a focus on mobile computing, networking and intelligent systems for rope access and rescue, Ivan Kristoff organizes and participates in various project for vertical and aerial operations.

This is why, Ivan works collaboratively with various government and private organizations to make safer and more efficient air rescue a reality. Partners in the International Vertical Access Network – I.V.A.N. engage in information and education outreach, frоm collaborative partnerships with academia, industry and non-profit organizations in support of Ivan Kristoff’s mission.

Ivan Kristoff`s mission to achieve new heights in rope access operations. This mission is to continue Ivan’s quest for human and scientific endeavor breaking his own world records:

1. Altitude record for the highest solo rope access work
2. Distance record for longest rappel from a flying helicopter
3.  Distance record for longest ascending on a rope suspended by a flying helicopter

He will challenge limits that have existed for years, break boundaries and explore new methods for rope rescue, which will help further development of innovative procedures for rope access and safety.

In 2010, Ivan Kristoff introduced his ideas at the largest Middle East Military and Homeland Security Exhibition, Dubai Air Medical and Rescue Show, and the Dubai Helishow. He presented them to the Crown Prince of Dubai – HH Shaikh Majid Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum,Chairman of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority and his brother, His Highness Shaikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

My name is my Mission: To create a network of innovative initiatives for the vertical and aerial world
I.V.A.N. Kristoff

… and so, the I.V.A.N. (International Vertical Access Network) was created. Since Ivan Kristoff’s involvement in Safety Work Groups for the improvement of Ontario rope access related Health and Safety regulations and innovative concepts for the Bulgarian Air Forces, he succeeds with his Mission statement

His goal has remained constant: to invest and assist emergency response and rescue services in the following areas:

  • creating specialized emergency response teams
  • promoting safety awareness
  • solutions for work at extreme heights
  • improving training methodology
  • enhance the safety of rope access operations
  • R&D

Safety enhancement of rope access work at extreme heights is Ivan’s prime goal. His experience in harsh environment on the very first jobs, performed on top of super tall structures, a few hundred meters above the ground, has drawn the boundaries of smart risk. So far, no one has been exposed and allowed to work in such conditions at heights above 1500 feet.

Following his fundamental values for taking risk where few would dare, Ivan’s goal is to explore new trends in the vertical environment and reduce the gaps in safety procedures around the world.

For the needs of his partners Ivan Kristoff proposes Emergency Planning Enhancement and  training programs, and tools for teaching/training emergency responders about safety. Ivan Kristoff’s mission is to develop and work on innovative initiatives for the vertical and aerial world of rescue. He wrote new chapters in the aviation and high-rise industry and many “world’s first time” achievements in his field of work. Ivan Kristoff holds the record for the longest descend an ascent on a rope, suspended by a helicopter.

In order to continue more efficiently and bring partners from the world’s leading companies, Ivan gathered together with friends from some of these companies, and created a team to support his endeavors. The team is composed of leading experts in marketing, advertising, photography, cinematography and graphic design.

We look forward to the possibility of working with clients who are interested to promote their brand in a unique and attractive way.

Ivan Kristoff motivated people of all walk of live, willing to enter and volunteer in the search and rescue community.  Team members are available for:

•Special Events and Aerial Acrobatic Shows

•Product Placement and Endorsements

•Seminars and Specialized Trade Shows

•Professional & Personal Appearances

•Commercials & Advertising Campaigns

•Editorial Contributions