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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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Fredonia DPW worker Trench Rescue

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A Fredonia DPW worker was flown to the hospital with “crush-related injuries” after being rescued from a trench. The victim was working when the sidewall of the trench collapsed on top of the man, leaving him buried chest high.

More information available: FOX6 News Milwaukee


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Trench Rescue Palm Beach County Fire Rescue

Take a look at the trench rescue that Palm Beach County Fire Rescue had yesterday.

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Take a look at the trench rescue that Palm Beach County Fire Rescue had yesterday.

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HCESTC’S Trench Rescue Technician Class

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The 2021 Hunterdon County Emergency Services Training Center (HCESTC) Trench Rescue Technician class was a 24 hour program that taught students how to shore intersecting trenches (L and T), deep trenches >8′, and “repair hole” excavations.  The first day are virtual presentations followed by 2 hands on training days. Take a look at some pictures from this class.

For more information, checkout the Hunterdon County Emergency Services Training Center (HCESTC) Facebook page.

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