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Vehicle into a home

Quick work shoring the home after a vehicle crashed into it. 

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Quick work shoring the home after a vehicle crashed into it.  Vehicles into a structure is a incident that can happen in every city.  The Lambertville FD was able to quickly deploy their Paratech Struts to shore up the home to prevent further damage. The fire service mission is life, safety, and property preservation.

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Pinned by roof trusses while on scaffolding

Outside the box calls can happen anywhere at anytime. Here is a call that
Moneta Fire Department responded to that had a victim pinned by roof trusses while on scaffolding.

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Outside the box calls can happen anywhere at anytime. Here is a call that
Moneta Fire Department responded to that had a victim pinned by roof trusses while on scaffolding.

Per a comment on the Bedford County Special Operations Command – SOC Facebook page, “the load was captured by the Paratechs and did a controlled lift and once the load was cribbed and secure we cut away the ladder he was tangled in and removed him in a stoke basket that was awaiting transport. “

Here’s a few OSHA reports on truss collapses during construction:

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Vehicle into a Structure

Here’s another example how often a vehicle into a structure will require shoring.

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Central Volunteer Fire Company of Elizabeth Township

Here’s another example how often a vehicle into a structure will require shoring. Central Volunteer Fire Company of Elizabeth Township responded in Rescue 147 for an unoccupied vehicle into a structure. Upon arrival, crews on reported significant damage to a garage. Rescue 147 deployed their Paratech Rescue Struts to provide stabilization to the garage.

Want to learn more about their rig? Checkout our post a while back that walks you thru it here.

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