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This can happen anywhere. Many communities have businesses that handle shipping containers and granite is a popular option in kitchen and bathroom remodels.

The Tinton Falls Fire Company No. 1 posted this information and pictures on their Facebook page. A mans head was pinned between the wall of a transport container & approximately 16,000lbs of granite. After four hours of operations the subject was extricated through a hole made by rescuers in the side of the container.


A Lieutenant on my department used to install granite and he always warned us that the granite in the shipping containers are dangerous and often unstable.


Also consider what resources you would need for a call like this. If you look at the number of Paratech Struts used several departments responded.  Even a crane.

Mike Smith, Absolute Rescue's Editor in Chief, is a veteran of the fire/rescue service in Michigan, who also works in the automotive industry as a designer. Have an idea of suggestion for the site? Contact Mike here

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Male trapped in machinery underground approximately 2,500 feet.

Several agencies, at the request of JH Ketcham Hose Company, worked to rescue a quarry worker who became entrapped in a mining machine deep in a tunnel in Wingdale at approximately 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday. He was finally freed by members of the technical rescue team at about 3:30 p.m. The accident occurred in a tunnel more than a mile into the mountain at Wingdale Materials, a company belonging to Peckham Industries.

 

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Rescue Methods BGSU 2021 Rescue Tech Series

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Bowling Green State University State Fire School Certified Rescue Tech

These courses are NFPA compliant and covers all six disciplines of technical rescue operations. Students will utilize the latest and greatest equipment and will put learned skills to the test in intense hands-on scenarios.

General information on the Certified Rescue Technician Program.

Class Schedule

  • Rope Rescue Technician
  • Water Craft Ops / Swift Water Ops
  • Confined Space Technician
  • Vehicle & Machinery
  • Trench Rescue Technician
  • Structural Collapse Operations

Rescue Methods BGSU 2021 rescue tech series with structural collapse ops.

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Shoring after a vehicle collision into a house

Anywhere buildings and houses a found, a roadway is not far away.  Vehicles into a structure happen everywhere and make sure you know the shoring resources available from mutual aid or a technical rescue team.

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Vehicle into a porch

Anywhere buildings and houses a found, a roadway is not far away.  Vehicles into a structure happen everywhere and make sure you know the shoring resources available from mutual aid or a technical rescue team.

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