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Vehicle in a Trench

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Vehicle in a Trench

boston public library-vehicle-in-a-trenchNever assume that trench rescue will only be a worker.  Trenches are often dug along roadways and vehicle traffic often drives by unimpeded.  Below are a few pictures from a training scenario that involved an occupant trapped in their vehicle in a trench.

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On the Paratech AcmeThread Struts below, notice the Velcro on the collar.  This is a tip that is taught by Ron Zawlocki from the MUSAR Training Foundation.  Learn more about this tip here: Velcro on Trench Strutstrench-rescue-vehicle-extrication-paratech

 

 

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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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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.

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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.

Side Impacts

Alternative methods

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)

Limited Access

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

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Fire Service Collaboration with Towing & Recovery Operations

The Responder Safety Learning Network has developed free online courses to help rescuers stay safe on the roadway while operating at incidents and vehicle crashes.

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The Responder Safety Learning Network has developed free online courses to help rescuers stay safe on the roadway while operating at incidents and vehicle crashes. The courses are developed in cooperation with and vetted by recognized consulting experts in the many aspects of traffic incident management. The consultants for each training module are listed under the “Consultants” tab of the module’s navigation bar for rescuers to contact if needed.

The Fire Service Collaboration with Towing & Recovery Operations course provides leading edge content and resources. Best of all, it is free!

The Course

This self-paced program discusses how the fire service and towing personnel can communicate and collaborate effectively to safely and efficiently handle roadway incidents.

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