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Garbage Trucks – Lifting A Heavy Load


After getting home late Sunday night from the Rippin Rescue in Westminster, SC, I was hurrying to the curb with my bags of trash Monday morning just as the garbage truck rolled up. Two days earlier we were finding ways to extricate a victim pinned by a car that rear-ended the truck.

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Ohio Fire & EMS Expo Recap / Additional Resources


For the 3rd year in a row, the firefighters behind the Ohio Fire & EMS Expo put on a great show. Each year it has grown bigger and better. Somehow they have found a way to bring in high caliber instructors and keep the conference pass affordably priced and the expo hall free, thanks to Rescue Methods. Be sure to "Like" Ohio Fire Expo on Facebook and watch for next years announcements. It was great to meet some new brothers and meet-up with some old friends.

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Heavy Lifting with the High-Lift Jack


Heavy lifting takes tools, training, and critical thinking.  For this training tip, we are going to look at the basic mechanical high-lift jack.  Pretend for a few minutes that all of your pneumatic, hydraulic, and electric tools are broke.  I’m not saying go back to the Stone Age all the time, but some basic tools and skills may help you ...

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