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Dump Truck Rescue

The City of Hackensack Fire Department responded to a truck driver trapped in his truck after the tailgate malfunctioned when dumping a load of stone.

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Dump Truck Rescue

The City of Hackensack Fire Department responded to a truck driver trapped in his truck after the tailgate malfunctioned when dumping a load of stone. The truck was stabilized with struts prior to removing the driver. An aerial ladder was used to remove the driver from the truck without incident. First question, do you have long enough struts for this scenarios?

Second question, what would be your concerns if you were on scene of this rescue? Two items that pop into my mind is the weight of the truck and is the load of stone stable? Sense the driver was dumping a load of stone, could the load shift?

Nice work by the City of Hackensack Fire Department!  Make sure you stop by their Facebook and give it a like!


It never hurts to review the GVWR (gross vehicle weight rating) of the truck in this scenario. Based off the pictures, it would be a Class 8.

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

Heavy Rescue

Big Rig Technician Training (2/27/2020)

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue played host this week to firefighters from around North America for a three-day training conference on heavy vehicle rescues.

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Big Rig Technician Training (2/27/2020)

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue played host this week to firefighters from around North America for a three-day training conference on heavy vehicle rescues. A variety of rescue scenarios were in place at MDFR’s Urban Search & Rescue Training Facility in Kendall for the grand finale of the course on Thursday afternoon. Technical Rescue Technicians from fire departments as far away as Ontario, South Dakota and West Virginia participated in the exercises that required rescuing victims in unique traffic crash situations.

Pictures below from the Metro-Dade Firefighters Local 1403 and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Facebook Pages.

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Vehicle Stabilization

Vehicle driven off the side of a parking deck

Checkout the quick work by Atlanta Fire’s Squad 4 stabilizing vehicle that drove off the side of a parking deck.

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Vehicle Stabilization

Checkout the quick work by Atlanta Fire’s Squad 4 stabilizing vehicle that drove off the side of a parking deck.

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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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