Tag Archives: Extrication

Cutting With Torches

In this pit the students had the opportunity to use a Petrogen torch and a slice pack. The Fire Cam videos were taken by Austrian FF Bernd Altinger as he used both torches.

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Tunneling In On the Under-Ride

Columbus FF JD Vasbinder talks the crew through the steps of gaining access to a pinned driver in the video below. The teaching points are in the video, so be sure to watch with your crew to learn new or review already known techniques.

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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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