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Clydesdale Horse Rescue

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Large Animal Rescue

San Jose Firefighters Rescue Injured Horse From Trailer Accident On Highway 85

Large animal rescues are another call that could happen almost anywhere.  Large animals are transported on the highways and back roads increasing the chance that your department may respond to one. After Rescue Co. #1 (Lexington, KY) posted pictures of their tech rescue training of large animals, I did some searching around the old inter-web.  First off, if you haven’t read the post on their Facebook page about their Large Animal Rescue training you can find it below:

Secondly, you should be following the Rescue Co. #1 page because they post a bunch of great content on training that can aid any department.

The Medicine Hat Firefighter, from Alberta, Canada posted about a unique large animal rescue than had. A horse in a trailer fell through the floor, with its rear legs becoming trapped between the pavement and the trailer.

Firefighters were called this morning to a Clydesdale horse that had fallen through the floor of it’s trailer while being transported. Firefighters used lifting bags, cribbing, and shoring equipment to lift and stabilize the trailer to allow the horse to stand up on its own, and give room for all four horses to exit the trailer.


For additional information, you can watch firefighters speak about horse rescue.

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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Paratech Virtual Workshop: Trench Advanced

Checkout the advanced trench presentation by leading industry experts. It kicks off with Paratech’s Nigel Letherby followed by MUSAR’s Chief Ron Zawlocki and professional civil engineer Craig Dashner.

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Paratech Virtual Workshop: Trench Advanced

Below is a great advanced trench presentation by leading industry experts. It kicks off with Paratech’s Nigel Letherby followed by MUSAR’s Chief Ron Zawlocki and professional civil engineer Craig Dashner. Craig works closely with Chief Zawlocki to bring the fire service real world knowledge to keep everyone on scene safe. Below is a description off his Linkedin profile of some of the work that he does with the fire service.

 I also volunteer my time working with a Ron Zawloki, a Fire Department Instructor, on the development and refinement of Trench Rescue Shoring Standards. So much of what has been taught to the fire service throughout the years was never reviewed by an Engineer, or was poorly designed, and much of it is a false sense of security and down right dangerous. Working with Ron, we are developing shoring systems that can be deployed rapidly, be flexible to different conditions and provide adequate safety for the victim and rescuers.


Make sure you checkout the full list of different videos available on the Paratech YouTube channel.

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Hunterdon County Emergency Services Training Center Trench Training

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Trench Rescue Training

Hunterdon County Emergency Services Training Center held their (HCEST) Trench Operations class in November 2020. Students completed four 8′ deep straight wall trenches – rapid six panel set, void shoring trench (buttress shore, back shore, air cushions, cribbing), lifting operation with Paratech inside wales, and digging operation with 1/4 panels as supplemental shores.

 

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Trench Rescue 2 Victims

In early 2020, the City of Poughkeepsie Fire Department, NY responded a trench collapse with a victim with their legs buried. The first apparatus was on scene in less than 4 minutes from dispatch and reported two patients buried up to their waists and requested a technical rescue team.

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Trench Rescue

In early 2020, the City of Poughkeepsie Fire Department, NY responded a trench collapse with a victim with their legs buried. The first apparatus was on scene in less than 4 minutes from dispatch and reported two patients buried up to their waists and requested a technical rescue team. Both patients were extricated and transported to the hospital. Make sure you checkout the posts below for more details and pictures.


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