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Granite Slabs, a Shipping Container, and a Worker

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.

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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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Vehicle into a Building (Shoring)

Social Media is a great method to show the public we serve the diverse nature of the skills today’s firefighter have. Take a look at the at the vehicle into a building and the shoring/stabilization that was posted on the Twitter page of Somerset Fire/Rescue.

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Paratech Shoring

Social Media is a great method to show the public we serve the diverse nature of the skills today’s firefighter have. Take a look at the at the vehicle into a building and the shoring/stabilization that was posted on the Twitter page of Somerset Fire/Rescue.

 


However, if you look further into their Twitter feed you can see they train on shoring with their Paratech Struts.

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Vehicle into a building (Ohio Region 2 USAR)

Vehicle into a building is an accident that can happen in any city or town. The Ohio Region 2 USAR posted the information below and allowed us to share it. Please make sure you stop by their Facebook page and give them a like. Their Facebook page is packed with great pictures that can be used for training.

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Vehicle Extrication with a Twist

Vehicle into a building is an accident that can happen in any city or town. The Ohio Region 2 USAR posted the information below and allowed us to share it. Please make sure you stop by their Facebook page and give them a like. Their Facebook page is packed with great pictures that can be used for training.

At approximately 3AM on 11/19/2016 the Maple Heights Fire Department had a car run in to a house with two victims heavily trapped and severe structural compromise. Initial on scene crews utilized a back tie for the vehicle and rescue struts to support a damaged I beam, and support the front of the vehicle. Multiple crews worked during the prolonged Extrication. Ohio Region 2 USAR was called to assist the Hillcrest Technical Rescue Team (HTRT) and Heights Area Special Rescue Team (HASRT) for structural triage and shoring operations. After consulting with the teams engineer a temporary 2 post, (2) 3 post vertical shores and (2) 2 post vertical shores were constructed. The car was removed without incident.

 

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Below are pictures of the damaged home and shoring that the Ohio Region 2 USAR Team completed.

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Vehicle in a Building Extrication

Buildings are located next to roads all over the world. Here’s an extrication that the Central VFC of Elizabeth Township responded to.

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Central VFC of Elizabeth Township

Thanks to the Central VFC of Elizabeth Township for sending us the pictures and narrative written by Lieutenant Randy Hoke.  At 0136 hours on August 14, 2016, all 147 personnel were dispatched to 1501 Lovedale Rd. (Bella’s Upholstery) in Lincoln Boro to assist with a vehicle into a structure. 147 Rescue and 147 Attack went enroute to the scene. Upon arrival on scene, personnel from 147 Rescue confirmed one vehicle into a structure with entrapment. On scene personnel shored the structure before accessing the patient compartment. On scene personnel then removed the rear section of the roof with the O-Cutters, at the B & C posts, as well as both rear doors. Due to the power seat, the driver’s seat back was also removed via an electric sawzall. The patient was then extricated from the vehicle and turned over to on scene EMS. After extrication, secondary hazards were mitigated to safely remove the vehicle from the structure upon the arrival of the tow company. Upon the removal of the vehicle, 1800-Boardup secured the structure with their own equipment. At 0425 hours, all 147 equipment and personnel were clear of the scene.

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