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Stafford Vehicle Rescue Technician Course 2019

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Stafford Vehicle Rescue Technician Course 2019

Checkout the pictures from the Vehicle Rescue Technician class in Stafford and Quantico. This 3-day course teaches advanced rescue techniques when dealing with heavy vehicles (large trucks, buses, etc.). It is based on utilizing heavy wrecker to re-position the heavy vehicle off the smaller vehicle to reduce extrication time to minutes.  Make sure you also follow the Big Vehicle Rescue Facebook page.

Pictures are from Big Vehicle Rescue, John E. Burruss, and Danielle Celii.

Rail Car

This training scenarios involved lifting a 17,500 gallon capacity rail tank car. The total weight of the car was in excess of 82,600 lbs.

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Military Truck Under-ride

A 23,000 lb military truck under-ride with the car inverted.

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In the video below, Instructor Brian Sanzo teaching a group of students how to control roll and large trash truck using a brush truck’s 9,000 lb winch and a pair of Grip Hoists.

Garbage Truck

A controlled roll was done to get the garbage truck gently placed back on its tires with minimal motion.

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Towing/Wrecker Equipment

One thing I like to use during training is a 50 ton rotator when available.  The best time to get to know your heavy wrecker or tow operator’s equipment and knowledge is during training.  In addition to adding another tool to our toolbox, when lifting heavy loads with equipment like Paratech’s Hydrafusion struts, a rotator can be a great redundant safety system on scene.  Get to know your local operator’s capabilities.

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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

Rescue Rigs

Roswell GA Heavy Rescue Sutphen SVI-Trucks

This apparatus comes equipped with a Command Light Knight 2 series light tower, Carefree Mirage Lateral Arm Patio Awning, Resolve Space Saver fill station, Cab/Body Walk-Through Connection and packed full of Paratech Struts!

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Roswell, GA Heavy Rescue

Roswell, GA Fire Rescue had a new heavy rescue built with a 22′ aluminum SVI-body mounted on a 20″ raised roof Sutphen Monarch chassis with a Cummins X12 500 HP engine. This apparatus comes equipped with a Command Light Knight 2 series light tower, Carefree Mirage Lateral Arm Patio Awning, Resolve Space Saver fill station, Cab/Body Walk-Through Connection and packed full of Paratech Struts!

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Blue Collar Training Network

Great content and cutting edge training scenarios!

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Blue Collar Training Network

If you are not following the Blue Collar Training Network on Facebook you are missing out on great content and cutting edge training scenarios.   Take a look at the post below and other pictures that one of their instructors, Andrew Hale, posted on Facebook.  Here’s another method to capture the suspension of a vehicle involved in an under-ride crash.

 

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Heavy Rescue

Potomac Heights Seagrave Attacker Heavy Rescue Squad

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Heavy Rescue

The Potomac Heights Volunteer Fire Department is excited to announce the delivery of our brand new Seagrave Attacker HD Heavy Rescue Squad.  The construction of this unit has been a project that our department has been working on for over two years now. Take a look at Squad 7, a 2019 Seagrave Heavy Rescue below.

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