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Tactical-Advantage-Training-Lt-Frazier-Paratech-ExtricationOne company out there sells out their extrication classes faster than a Taylor Swift show is Tactical Advantage Training.   Tactical Advantage Training, or TAT is owned and operated by Lt Isaac Frazier a Special Operations Lieutenant with St. Johns County Fire Rescue in Northeast Florida.  His “STREET” proven training comes from being first due to the deadliest stretch of roadway in the nation, Interstate 95.

Lt Frazier also writes for Fire Engineering and will be teaching Gaining the Tactical Advantage at FDIC next month. So make sure you stop by and like the Tactical Advantage Training page on Facebook and read all of his Extrication Quick Tips he posts on his blog at Fire Engineering.

Here’s a list of Lt Frazier’s Quick Tips

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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Overturned Tractor-Trailer Extrication

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Overturned Tractor-Trailer Extrication

Check out the overturned Tractor-Trailer, confirmed entrapment, and power pole down that Elizabethtown Fire Dept Station 74 had earlier today.

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Large Vehicle with Heavy Entrapment

Check out the strong work by all on scene.

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Large Vehicle with Heavy Entrapment

The Washtenaw County Technical Rescue Team recently assisted Milan Area Firefighters with this complex extrication. Team members assisted Milan Firefighters and utilized HURST Jaws of Life and Paratech to extricate the heavily entrapped driver quickly.

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Large Animal Rescue

Working with their past experince, the Patterson Fire Department’s completed their 4th horse rescue in the past several years.

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Horse Rescue

Per the post from the Patterson Fire Department’s Facebook page:

At 0732, 25th of August 2021, the Patterson fire department was dispatched for a public assist to a local farm. Patterson’s heavy rescue, 22-6-1, arrived on scene and found a 31-year-old male horse, named “Dozer”, in distress. He had apparently fallen and managed to get himself stuck between a rock and a fence line. At first, the crew attempted to assist the horse in getting up by shifting his position. It became apparent that additional equipment was going to be needed to help Dozer out since he had become too exhausted to get up on his own. After some discussion, it was established that the best plan of action was to use a Paratech bipod system. It would be used as an artificial high directional with TU-32 griphoist’s assistance to lift the horse up. With a lot of sweat and effort, the crew was able to lift the horse up onto his feet. After some much-needed fluids and rest, we were happy to see Dozer trot away, unassisted.

An interesting fact, this is Patterson Fire Department’s 4th horse rescue in the past several years, all with successful outcomes.

Photos below from Andrew Akin

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