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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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Delivery Truck Into a Home

The type of call that can happen anywhere at anytime.  It can be an impaired driver or a complete accident. Either way, it can happen and we need a plan to stabilize the structure especially if any occupants are trapped in the vehicle and/or the structure.

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Vehicle into a Structure

The type of call that can happen anywhere at anytime.  It can be an impaired driver or a complete accident. Either way, it can happen and we need a plan to stabilize the structure especially if any occupants are trapped in the vehicle and/or the structure. Do you have the right equipment to shore the structure? If not, who around you does and what’s their equipment cache and staffing levels for USAR type calls?

Here’s a few pictures that the Middlesex County Urban Search and Rescue Team posted on their Facebook page of a delivery truck that crashed into an occupied structure.

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Paratech Virtual Workshop: Trench Advanced

Checkout the advanced trench presentation by leading industry experts. It kicks off with Paratech’s Nigel Letherby followed by MUSAR’s Chief Ron Zawlocki and professional civil engineer Craig Dashner.

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Paratech Virtual Workshop: Trench Advanced

Below is a great advanced trench presentation by leading industry experts. It kicks off with Paratech’s Nigel Letherby followed by MUSAR’s Chief Ron Zawlocki and professional civil engineer Craig Dashner. Craig works closely with Chief Zawlocki to bring the fire service real world knowledge to keep everyone on scene safe. Below is a description off his Linkedin profile of some of the work that he does with the fire service.

 I also volunteer my time working with a Ron Zawloki, a Fire Department Instructor, on the development and refinement of Trench Rescue Shoring Standards. So much of what has been taught to the fire service throughout the years was never reviewed by an Engineer, or was poorly designed, and much of it is a false sense of security and down right dangerous. Working with Ron, we are developing shoring systems that can be deployed rapidly, be flexible to different conditions and provide adequate safety for the victim and rescuers.


Make sure you checkout the full list of different videos available on the Paratech YouTube channel.

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Automobile into a Building

Take a look at the vehicle into a building in the Mile High City of Denver. 

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Automobile into a Building

Take a look at the vehicle into a building in the Mile High City of Denver.  The Denver Fire Department posted a recent run on their Facebook Page where a vehicle crashed into in a building.  That building required shoring with Paratech struts.

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