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Tinton Falls Fire Company No. 1

Extrication/Rope Rescue Drill

tinton-falls-fire-company-no1-extrication-drill-9This morning seventeen (17) members of the department completed an advanced extrication drill at the Tinton Falls Department of Public Works Recycling Center. The evolution simulated a previous call the department responded to on 9/6/2005 where a single vehicle plunged off of a Garden State Parkway bridge and landed on it’s roof some 40′ below.

The training drill required the use a of a Paratech MonoPod Kit setup off of Rescue Engine 1-80 as an artificial high directional to assist members as they descended and ascended over the edge.  Rescuers also had to contend with a simulated concrete “Jersey barrier” that fell on top of the vehicle which weighed in at almost 4,000lbs. After the victim, “Rescue Randy” was successfully extricated from the vehicle, he was technically and medically packaged and raised to street level in a stokes basket. The Tinton Falls Fire Company is committed to providing the very best training opportunities to our members so that they can successfully handle the myriad of emergencies they’re tasked with responding to.

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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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2022 Ford Maverick: Vehicle-Specific Body Structure

The 2022 Ford Maverick loaned to the Hurst folks was the star of the extrication show at FDIC. The Maverick was no match for the Hurst tools and

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Ford Maverick

The 2022 Ford Maverick loaned to the Hurst folks was the star of the extrication show at FDIC. The Maverick was no match for the Hurst tools and the man that makes these vehicles available, Dennis Lark, was pleased with the destruction. The Maverick is available as an ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) vehicle and an FHEV (Full Hybrid Electric Vehicle). Below is an image from Ford’s 2022 Maverick Hybrid Emergency Response Guide.

Boron Extrication

If you notice, the Hybrid battery pack is on the passenger (RHS) of the vehicle. If you take a look at the image below, you can see the rocker on the RHS is reinforced to protect the battery pack. You can find more information about the different steels used in the rockers and floor pan here.

A-Pillar (Hurst Booth FDIC 2022)

FORD Maverick

Photos by Chief Toranze Lee

B-Pillar (Hurst Booth FDIC 2022)

Photos by Chief Toranze Lee

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Object on a Vehicle

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An object on a Vehicle

A simple training scenario that only requires a vehicle (that you do not need to cut, yet) and an object to lift. Great objects include large tree sections, utility poles, and concrete pipes. These objects can be easily found in most cities, maybe even in your Department of Public Works yard.

Take a look at the scenario that Connecticut Custom Fire Training LLC. put together a month ago at one of their training classes.

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York County Vehicle Technician Class 2021

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York County Vehicle Technician Class 2021

Take a look at the York County Vehicle Technician Class 2021. It’s a 24-hour Vehicle Rescue Technician program that includes classroom and practical training which applies to those incidents where commercial or heavy vehicles are involved, complex extrication processes will have to be applied, or multiple uncommon concurrent hazards are present, or that involve heavy machinery or more than digital entrapment of a victim. Emphasis will be placed on heavy vehicle lifting and stabilization, utilization of heavy towing and recovery services, and complex patient packaging and removal techniques.

Pictures (by John E. Burruss)

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