Heavy Vehicle Extrication Focus Of Weekend Training Class For Volunteer Firefighters
What did you do this past weekend? Our volunteer firefighters spent their time further honing their skills so that they will be prepared in case of a bad accident involving a heavy vehicle. Check it out.
Heavy extrication deals mainly with extrication techniques required for heavy vehicles, other than basic procedures such as removing a door or window. Heavy vehicles include buses, semi-tractor trailers, dump trucks, concrete mixers, and tanker trucks which were used for the training.
The class highlighted techniques such as atypical access, the need for stabilizing vehicles as well as the site, use of heavy lifting, rescues from cars under trucks, and rollovers.
By using a combination of cribbing, hydraulic jacks, winches, lifting airbags, struts and chains, students were able to control the trucks and safely extricate the victims involved in the scenario.
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