Not An Ordinary Drill: FL Fire Departments Participate in Regional Tech Rescue Training

05/04/2012
By Lieutenant Edward ("Jib") Webster On April 21, 2012 Fort Lauderdale (FL) Fire-Rescue along with several other fire departments participated in a regional technical rescue team (TRT) training drill. The assignment for each department was the removal of a victim from the top of an overpass, which was under construction. Although the different departments tackled the rescue successfully, there were slight variations in accomplishing the task. In each occurrence, the patient was safely removed and delivered for care. The value of conducting this type of drill is multi-faceted, such as fine-tuning a mutual aid response among the participating departments, in this case, Fort Laud...

To access this articles and others like, join the Fire Engineering Training Network today.

  Gain unlimited access to the most comprehensive database of firefighter training info in the world.

  Membership in the Fire Engineering Training Network includes:

  • Exclusive Online Access to FireEngineering.com News & Articles
  • Fire Engineering Magazine Historical Archives (Online-Only)
  • Annual Print Subscription to Fire Engineering Magazine
  • Annual Digital Subscription to Fire Engineering Magazine

Join Now

 Already a member? Scroll down to the Login form below to access this article.

LOGIN TODAY

FE Logo

Log into Fire Engineering and you'll have total access to the industry's leading online resource for finest training simulations, articles, instructional videos and much more.