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Tesla Model X Mountain View, California Crash

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Telsa Model X Crash

Take a look at the pictures and video below from a crash on the highway involving a Telsa Model X.

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Man Lift Rescue

This is another type of outside the box rescue call that could happen anywhere.  Man lifts are often used in tight areas with no room to use an aerial rig.

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The photos below were posted on North Wildwood Fire Department Facebook page. Quint 2, Squad 3, & Rescue 3 responded to Moreys Surfside Pier for a technical rescue. Crew found a stalled man lift that was leaning to one side and was in jeopardy of falling over. Crews stabilized the machine and assisted with removing the worker from the basket.

This is another type of outside the box rescue call that could happen anywhere.  Man lifts are used in many areas that ladder and tower rigs cannot close enough to be used.  Take a look at the photos and run a few different scenarios thru your mind just in case you ever need them to draw from.

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School Bus

School Bus Lift

A picture is worth a thousand words….

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School Bus Lift

I ran across the picture above in my Facebook find and thought that this picture is worth a thousand words.  If you take a look at the roof of the school bus, the instructors painted 5 steps for the students to follow.  The picture was posted on the City of Turlock – Fire Department Facebook page from some training the had on their new Paratech rescue equipment.

Here are the steps:

  1. Identify the load (Type C or D School 30,000 Lbs)
  2. Stabilize the top vehicle
  3. Lower the bottom vehicle (Remove the air for the tires and/or capture the suspension)
  4. Lift the top vehicle
  5. Separate the vehicles/extricate/patient removal

So what do school buses weigh?

School Bus Type Gross Vehicle Weight Rating*
Type A1 GVWR of less than 10,000 lbs.
Type A2 GVWR of more than 10,000 lbs. A popular style Type A introduced in 2004 was rated at 14,000 lbs. GVWR.
Type B GVWR of more than 10,000 lbs.
Type C GVWR of more than 10,000 lbs. Type C school buses typically range between 23,500 lbs. to 29,500 lbs GVWR, depending on seating capacity.
Type D GVWR of more than 10,000 lbs. Type D school buses typically range between 25,000 lbs. to 36,000 lbs. GVWR, depending on seating capacity.

* Gross vehicle weight rating ( GVWR ) is the estimated total weight of a school bus that is loaded to capacity, including the weight of the vehicle itself plus fuel, passengers, and other miscellaneous items such as extra aftermarket parts.

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Heavy Rescue

18-wheeler falls off overpass crushes car below

Often many extrication instructors setup some outside of the normal training scenarios where the students usually comment “that would never happen”.  One of those happened in Texas. A tractor and trailer fell off overpass in Sugar Land, Texas and crushed the car below. The driver of the car was able to climb out of her vehicle with a little help from some bystanders.

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Often many extrication instructors setup some outside of the normal training scenarios where the students usually comment “that would never happen”.  One of those happened in Texas. A tractor and trailer fell off overpass in Sugar Land, Texas and crushed the car below. The driver of the car was able to climb out of her vehicle with a little help from some bystanders.

From a training perspective, what would be your plan if the vehicle had occupants trapped? Do you know what heavy wrecker resources are available in your response area? Do you have the equipment to stabilize, lift, and/or remove the vehicle from under the trailer?  Take some time to run a scenario thru your mind about what you would do.

 

 

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