The Deployment Bag.
Fast Rope (fig. 1-6). Made from polyester rope, 1 3/4 in. diameter. An 8 in. spliced loop at the top allows
the rope to be attached to specially equipped helicopters.
Personnel Harness (fig. 1-1). Made from nylon webbing. Fits around wearer's waist and legs. Primarily used
Suspension Rope (fig. 1-3). Made from nylon 147 ft long and 3/8 in. diameter. Feeds from deployment bag.
1-8. Safety, Care and Handling.
Safety. It is imperative that all safety precautions specified on the warning page in the front of the manual be
observed. Also observe specific warnings and cautions specified throughout this manual. The warnings are provided for
protection from death or serious injury.
Care and Handling.
Protect the lowering device from the weather elements, dust, dirt, oil, grease, acids, and direct sunlight.
Use a heated building, when available, to store lowering device. Store lowering device in a dry, well-
ventilated location, protected from pilferage, dampness, fire, dirt, insects, rodents, and direct sunlight.