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Heavy Truck Anatomy & Extrication|Billy Leach

Questions about heavy rescue that involves tractor trailers and other heavy vehicles? Download the Big Rig Rescue handout from Billy Leach’s Firehouse Expo class below.

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Big Rig Rescue handout

Questions about heavy rescue that involves tractor trailers and other heavy vehicles? Download the Big Rig Rescue handout from Billy Leach’s Firehouse Expo class below.  Billy also posts great training tips and pictures on his Facebook page, Big Rig Rescue.

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Here’s a little information about Billy Leach, Jr. from Big Rig Rescue. Billy has been actively involved in Emergency Services since 1976, combining career and volunteer experience. He serves as the Senior Presenter and Planner for BIG RIG RESCUE™. Frequently he conducts training in vehicle rescue, and has presented at the International Vehicle Extrication Learning Symposium, Firehouse Expo, Search and Rescue Disaster Response Conference, Fire Department Instructor’s Conference, Fire Rescue Magazine’s First Due Conference, American Towman Exposition, NC Extrication College, FDNY’s Technical Rescue School, and many regional fire/rescue training seminars. Billy has co-authored a book, BIG RIG RESCUE©, on the topic of heavy truck anatomy and extrication.

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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VA Spring Rescue Week

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I ran across some great pictures on the Big Vehicle Rescue Facebook Page from a training course. The 2019 Virginia Department of Fire Programs Spring Rescue Week was held at the VA Public Safety Training Center. Below are pictures from the vehicle rescue technician class. Thanks again to
John Burruss for allowing us to use his pictures. Make sure you follow his page!

Stabilization, Lifting, and Vehicle Relocation

The bus was captured with struts for stabilization. The black guard rails on school buses are strong points for struts tips for stabilization and lifting.

The bus was rolled off the car with two griphoists anchored to the duals on a semi-tractor while the Paratech gold struts chased the movement automatically with air extended the struts.

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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:

Overall Pictures

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Compartments Pictures

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Cab Pictures

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Rooftop Pictures

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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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