First published in 1993 Technical Rescue magazine was begun by Ade Scott who, with a complete lack of any publishing knowledge or skill whatsoever, (something we continue to exhibit to this day), launched Technical Rescue magazine with enthusiasm and a knowledge of what we as rescuers wanted to read.
Now in our 20th year of publication TRm is the oldest specialist rescue publication in the world and was born at a time when the only worthwhile rescue publication was the excellent 'RESCUE' from Jems. 'RESCUE' was unfortunately absorbed into one of a plethora of firefighting titles many years ago.
Technical Rescue as a discipline is of course a key activity for Fire Services & USAR teams but is equally important to Mountain Rescue, Cave Rescue, Swiftwater Rescue, Rope Rescue and SAR Teams, Coastguard, Police, Military and Industrial Rescue Teams. TRm always reflects Rescue as a multi agency discipline.
Technical Rescue Magazine is written by rescuers from the USA, UK, Europe, South Africa, Canada and Australasia, some are well known, some not so outside of their immediate operational area but all are highly experienced.
In 2002 Technical Rescue magazine lost its most valued friend and supporter when US Editor Jim Segerstrom died following a stroke. Jim epitomised what Technical Rescue magazine was all about; skilled, humorous, experienced, sometimes confrontational, dismissive of 'paper warriors' but always right (that's what Jim said anyway). These days we have a great team including the inimitable Reed Thorne, the vastly experienced Dr Stewart Boyd and the industrious Lee Lang to thank for their continued enthusiastic support of Technical Rescue magazine.
TRm deals with the sharp end of rescue; equipment, techniques, teams and incidents rather than with the command and policy issues.