This is another innovative training from Lt. Grant Light and his crew on Cincinnati Fire Department Rescue 9. It’s another cheap drill to put together in the house. Here is what he said about the drill:
We were working on the skills needed to work tools in uncomfortable and unnatural positions. We got an old refrigerator and set a piece of pipe against it with ratchet straps. The crew entered the pipe with nothing but a sawzall. They had to cut a way through and get out the other side.
We left the shelves and everything else inside. After the first firefighter cut through; the pipe was moved down on the refrigerator. Two passthroughs were completed on each side. We flipped the refrigerator 90 degrees for another two. All the cut pieces were thrown back inside to make it a little harder. The holes were covered with plywood to keep it dark inside.
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