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Technical Rescue Failure

The FAILURE acronym is found in the Trench Rescue: Awareness, Operations, Technician book written by Cecil “Buddy” V. Martinette Jr but can be used in every technical rescue discipline.

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Technical Rescue and Failure

The FAILURE acronym is found in the Trench Rescue: Awareness, Operations, Technician book written by Cecil “Buddy” V. Martinette Jr. but can be used in any technical rescue discipline. Martinette has another book due out this fall named Trench Rescue: Levels I & II, Third Edition which is coauthored by a well known name in the Tech Rescue circles, Ron Zawlocki.

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Advanced Trench Rescue Shoring Symposium-Day 1

Tech Rescuers from across the globe are at the Operating Engineers Local 324 Training Center in Howell, Michigan for some trench training from Ron Zawlocki.

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Advanced Trench Rescue Shoring Symposium (Day 1)

Tech Rescuers from across the globe are at the Operating Engineers Local 324 Training Center in Howell, Michigan for some trench training from Ron Zawlocki. Here are some photos of Day 1 at MUSAR Training Foundation’s Advanced Trench Rescue Shoring Symposium from Gary Breuer from Flemington New Jersey.  Training on Day 1 included a 12′ excavation raker shore and excavation shore with supplemental shoring.

 

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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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Lifting Maze – DIY Rescue Drill Prop (Rat Maze)

Andrew Brassard built the “Rat Maze” for the Milton Fire Department. We featured one Goshen Township Fire & EMS built in the Lifting Maze – DIY Rescue Drill Prop post.

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Andrew Brassard built the “Rat Maze” for the Milton Fire Department. We featured one Goshen Township Fire & EMS built in the Lifting Maze – DIY Rescue Drill Prop post. But what happened when he sent a few pictures out? Cincinnati Heavy Rescue 9 made one out of wood and was designed to hold several bags of absorball to give it some good weight to move.  Make sure you also checkout the post that Spartan Rescue Inc put together.  The post is a photo gallery of all 3 different props.

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