Vehicle on a Roof Extrication
The Rockville Volunteer Fire Department posted pictures on their Facebook page about an extrication training scenario that is truly outside of the box. Vehicle on vehicle on two different roofs. If you were the first truck on scene and the picture below was what you had, what would be your plan of action?
Steps and Needs:
- Resources – Need more equipment or people? Ask for assistance early.
- Access – Ladders, Aerial truck, crew safety, etc
- Stabilization – Do you have enough cribbing, struts, chains, ratchets, etc.
- Suppression – Hose line charged.
- Extrication Tools – Hydraulic tools, will the hoses reach? Hoisting tools.
- Patient Removal – Patient from vehicle and patient from the roof.
Blue Collar Training Network
Great content and cutting edge training scenarios!
Blue Collar Training Network
If you are not following the Blue Collar Training Network on Facebook you are missing out on great content and cutting edge training scenarios. Take a look at the post below and other pictures that one of their instructors, Andrew Hale, posted on Facebook. Here’s another method to capture the suspension of a vehicle involved in an under-ride crash.
Northern Ohio FOOLS 14th annual Heavy Rescue 101
The Northern Ohio FOOLS hosted their 14th annual Heavy Rescue 101 this last weekend. This free event was full just 2-hours after the tickets were released online.
Northern Ohio FOOLS
The Northern Ohio FOOLS hosted their 14th annual Heavy Rescue 101 this last weekend. This free event was full just 2-hours after the tickets were released online. Volunteers, tool vendors, sponsors, and of course the students started to converge on the Huron County Fair grounds Friday evening for 3 presentations in a classroom setting.
Saturday morning the HOT part of this course started and students selected two different course tracks, basic or advanced. The basic class covered standard techniques common taught and used by rescuers around the world.
The advanced track was broken up into 5 different pits that covered side impacts, alternative methods, inverted vehicles, limited access crashes, and incidents involing a commerical truck.
The alternative methods station does not give hydraulic or electric cutters, spreaders, rams as tool options. It makes people think and use many tools that the vast majority of today’s firefighters are not familiar with operating. It shows that extrication work can be done without cutters and spreaders. It also demonstrates options that can be used in conjunction with extrication tools during complex extrications or limited extrication tool availability.
The pictures below is the “Batwing” at taught by by Steve Johnson, Mikey Torres, and Ron Whitaker
Inverted Vehicles (Cracking the egg)
The Alternative methods and Limited Access Pits were taught from a great group of brothers from First In-Last Out Fire Equipment & Training LLC.
Incidents involving a commercial trucks
Ratchet Strap Storage and Deployment (Triple R Method)
One tool in the rescue discipline that is important to store properly, ready for fast effective deployment is the ratchet strap. One method that satisfies both requirements is the Triple R Method.
Ratchet Strap Storage and Deployment
Triple R Method
One tool in the rescue discipline that is important to store properly, ready for fast effective deployment is the ratchet strap. One method that satisfies both requirements is the Triple R Method. I first ran across this technique on Iraki West’s Heavy Rescue Germany page. I included his video and also located a video in English below.
Here are a few pictures from the Heavy Rescue Germany that show the Triple R method in several different stages of storing the straps. The Heavy Rescue Germany site is written in German, if that is not your first language, the “Translate” button should pop up and you can quickly translate the entire website.
Here’s another method of storing ratchet straps from VentEnterSearch.com.