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Technical Rescue (Trench) – Tustin Sports Park

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Trench Rescue

Here is an interesting look from several different views of a successful trench rescue back in April of 2016. The rescue took place by Orange County’s Fire Authority in Tustin, California.  Below are several videos of the rescue.  The lessons learned video provides a great resource for every fire department regardless if your department can handle a trench recuse or you rely regional or county tech recuse team.

The first video is from a Youtuber GregFromTheOC.  The first 30 seconds of the video provides a brief description of the incident. The first six minutes is audio only of radio traffic with dead airtime removed. The Stokes basket is lowered at the 18 minute mark and is back with the victim at the surface at the video’s 20 minute mark.

 

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Lessons Learned

Battalion 3 Chief Jeff Hoey reviews the lessons learns and presents scenarios based on this complicated trench rescue.

 

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Paratech Bi-Pod Vehicle Lift

What happens when Chief Lee of Beaver Lane Fire & Rescue grabs the Paratech Bi-Pod and Griphoist

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Paratech Bi-Pod

What happens when Chief Lee of Beaver Lane Fire & Rescue grabs the Paratech Bi-Pod and Griphoist off their SVI Trucks Heavy Rescue?  Check out the pictures below from their recent training. If you don’t follow.

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Horse Rescue (Dover Fire Dept.)

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Horse Rescue

The Dover Fire Dept. posted a large animal rescue on March 27th.  Below is the statement the department posted along with a bunch of photos from the rescue.  A drone was also in the air during the rescue by the State Fire School and we are trying to locate that video.  Strong work by the Dover Fire Department and all others who assisted!

From the Dover Fire Dept. Facebook page:

This afternoon around 3:00 pm, the Dover Fire Dept was alerted for a horse stuck in the mud at a farm on Nault Rd. The Large Animal Rescue Team as well as the Kent County Special Operations Team was immediately requested. Initial units on scene found a large draft horse partially submerged in the mud. The farmer relayed the animal had been in the mud for approximately 30 minutes. An equine veterinarian was also requested. As specialized units arrived on scene, the area around the animal was shored to provide a work area. Special equipment was utilized to lift the animal and place shoring underneath. After an almost two hour ordeal, the animal was able to walk out of the pasture under its own power. Special thanks go out to all the members of the Special Ops and Large Animal Rescue Teams. They were paramount in the successful outcome of this rescue. We would also like to thank the Brenford Animal Hospital P A for their response to the scene. It was later reported by the Vet that the horse was finally warm and resting comfortably and was expected to make a full recovery.

 

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Vehicle School Bus Under-ride Training Scenario

The Brothers at Beaver Lane Res8cue training with their PARATECH HydraFusion Struts on a training scenario for a vehicle that crashed underneath and school. 

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School Bus Under-ride

The Brothers at Beaver Lane Res8cue training with their PARATECH HydraFusion Struts on a training scenario for a vehicle that crashed underneath and school.

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