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Yocco Firefighter Drag Rescue Device

By Frank Ricci and Anthony AvilloFrom the 2008 personal protective equipment e-Newsletter, sponsored byThe day will start like any other--plans for the weekend or that family vacation on your mind. Than, in a tenth of a second, you are responding to a working fire. Are you prepared for what you may be called on to do? The time to find out if you are proficient for the task at hand has long past. In researching this article, we were surprised to find that many departments that have drag rescue devices (DRD) have never trained with them. In addition, we found that some of those who were "wear testing" new turnouts for their department did not have any formal training in the use of the DRD a...

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