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Saving Mel Lastman

Daily Commercial and Construction News
Friday, September 12, 2003

In what he describes as a ” typical scenario for emergency response and rapid deployment of rescue personnel to inaccessible areas,” Ivan Kristoff of Eiger Rope Access Work Inc., (present in all three photos), demonstrated an aerial emergency response with a helicopter last week at Lion head Golf and Country Club, where Toronto Mayor Mel Lastman (back seat of motorcycle with Kristoff) held his 11th annual Mayoral Charity Golf Tournament.

The goal:.”To lake off and be airborne, fly to the area of destination, rappel
down on the motorcycle, pick up the mayor and bring him to  safety,” Kristoff explained. “It was performed in less than three minutes. I showcased a new concept for rapid-access procedures during highrise crisis situations where time is critical”