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18-wheeler falls off overpass crushes car below

Often many extrication instructors setup some outside of the normal training scenarios where the students usually comment “that would never happen”.  One of those happened in Texas. A tractor and trailer fell off overpass in Sugar Land, Texas and crushed the car below. The driver of the car was able to climb out of her vehicle with a little help from some bystanders.

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Often many extrication instructors setup some outside of the normal training scenarios where the students usually comment “that would never happen”.  One of those happened in Texas. A tractor and trailer fell off overpass in Sugar Land, Texas and crushed the car below. The driver of the car was able to climb out of her vehicle with a little help from some bystanders.

From a training perspective, what would be your plan if the vehicle had occupants trapped? Do you know what heavy wrecker resources are available in your response area? Do you have the equipment to stabilize, lift, and/or remove the vehicle from under the trailer?  Take some time to run a scenario thru your mind about what you would do.

 

 

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Fort Worth, TX Fire Department Heavy Rescue 38

Another awesome SVI Truck headed to the Lone Star State!

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Checkout the SVI-built Heavy Rescue for the Lone Star State.  The Fort Worth rig features a 20′ aluminum body mounted on a Spartan Gladiator LFD chassis with a 24-inch raised roof and powered by a Cummins X15 505HP engine. The new walk-around Heavy Rescue boasts a powerful 180,000-lumen LED Command Light CL602A-W4 light tower, OnScene Solutions heavy-duty aluminum cargo slides and much more!

Below are links to more information about this heavy rescue:

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Steel Coil Awareness

Steel Coil are transported part all over the world.  However, we typically deal with coils when the truck hauling one has an accident or loses its’ load. 

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Steel Coil Awareness

Steel Coil are transported part all over the world.  However, we typically deal with coils when the truck hauling one has an accident or loses its’ load.  Steel coils are loaded onto trailer is three common configurations.  Those are, Eye in the sky, Shot gun style, and Eye to the Side (Suicide).

Eye in the sky

Shot gun style

Eye to the Side (Suicide)

Weight

Steel coil weights vary vastly.  However, Coils can weigh in excess of 45k pounds.

 

Safety Stand Down

The video below is demonstrates how a 45000 lb steel coil can easily crush a mid sized vehicle. The video is from Worthington Industries in Monroe Ohio and part of their safety stand down.

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ALBERTA Advanced Heavy Rescue Symposium

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Sept 22-23, 2017 Advanced Heavy Rescue Symposium at the CFD Training Academy registration forms ready to be sent out, email me if your interested. Only 60 spots available.

 

 

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