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  1. Firefighting News: Firefighter Sues Staten Island (NY) Resident for Injury Sustained During Call

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    Wed, 24 Sep 2014

    An FDNY firefighter is suing a Staten Island (NY) homeowner for an injury he reportedly ..... NBC report (http://bit.ly/1yqP6ag), Andrew Cannon, the firefighter in question, filed a lawsuit against homeowner Kudar Uday for a shoulder

  2. Firefighter Rescue: Firefighters Rescue Man from Burning Truck in Pennsylvania

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    Wed, 4 Jun 2014

    A firefighter rescued a driver who was trapped at a tanker fire Monday night near ..... http://bit.ly/1kxW19c) details how Ryan Sekerski, a volunteer firefighter for 29 years, was returning from work when he got the call about a

  3. Firefighter Rescue: Washington Firefighter Saves Own Family from Fire

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    Thu, 17 Jul 2014

    A Snohomish County (WA) firefighter saved his family from a fire at their house Tuesday. KIRO reported (http://bit.ly/1l85m4p) that Renee Mansfield says

  4. Off-Duty Florida Firefighter Rescues Man from Submerged Car

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    Sun, 3 Aug 2014

    Volusia County firefighter Lt. Jeremiah Greathouse was on vacation in St. Augustine with his family, about to do some back-to-school shopping for his

  5. Firefighter Rescues: Providence (RI) Firefighter Reflects on Rescue, Award Nod

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    Tue, 6 May 2014

    In a new video, Providence (RI) Firefighter Jermaine Woods reflects on a rescue ..... Providence Fire Department," said Firefighter Woods in a city-issued report last ..... Pawtucket (RI) House Fire More Firefighter Rescues

  6. Window Lifts for Firefighter Rescue

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    Mon, 4 Feb 2013

    window and sash if not done already. Our firefighter will be placed with their feet positioned ..... base of the sill. The position of the firefighter on the ladder is that their shoulder ..... difficult to remove it once the load of the firefighter is on it. The air pack will now be

    Firefighter found at 1:08, 2:38, 3:15

    we will remove the window and sash if not done already. Our firefighter will be placed with their feet positioned at the base of the sill. The position of the firefighter on the ladder is that their shoulder should be level with the sill, or slightly below. And they will be utilizing an alternative leg lock. If the traditional leg lock is used, then it will be extremely difficult to remove it once the load of the firefighter is on it. The air pack will now be removed from the downed firefighter via the roll method. With the door shut and window taken, the products of combustion should be minimal at ground level. In this instance we will demonstrate a three person lift. The firefighter gets lifted to the sill, and the legs are positioned on the shoulders of the firefighter on the left. As his arms straighten out, the injured firefighter drops into the nicely created forward space. Then the firefighter is brought to the ground. [MUSIC] We again start with shutting the door to the room that you're in to provide a
    leg lock. Now the rescuers will lift first, and then flip the firefighter out of the window. The ladder carry is across the arms, with the head slightly elevated. [MUSIC] The next lift is done
    carry is different. The legs now go on either side of the firefighter's knees. [MUSIC] And he gets brought down the ladder. [MUSIC] [UNKNOWN] communicate to all involved. The position of the firefighter exiting the window usually dictates what ladder carry is to be done. This also works phenomenal on civilians as well. The next
  7. Firefighter LODDs: Tactical Safety for Firefighters: The Writings of NIOSH LODD

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    Wed, 18 Sep 2013

    By Ray McCormack The death of a firefighter is a tragic event, a loss to the brotherhood ..... department that has never suffered a firefighter fatality may be unfamiliar with the ..... ripples of such an event. Every active firefighter death needs to cause ripples in the

  8. Hoseline for Firefighter Removal

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    Mon, 28 Jan 2013

    going to talk about removing a downed firefighter that's falling through a floor into ..... hands might be utilized to save a down firefighter . Okay, what we're doing here is ..... going to start to send it down to the firefighter that's awaiting in the floor below

    Firefighter found at 0:30, 1:36, 2:23

    I'm Joe Alvarez, today we're going to talk about removing a downed firefighter that's falling through a floor into a lower level. A lot of times people seem to forget that a simple thing as a hose line that's in their hands might be utilized to save a down firefighter . Okay, what we're doing here is we're going to take a charged hose line. We're going to make a bow in that. We're going to start to send it down to the firefighter that's awaiting in the floor below. Once we've done that, the firefighter down below is gonna lock his arms this hose line, and the company up here is gonna extract them out of the
    off of this hose. I'm gonna be making the calls for the firefighter who's in charge today. The only reason why is cuz they're wearing an air mask and you're not gonna hear that on
    Okay what we just saw was the company here removing a downed firefighter that was trapped in a floor below. Guys, this isn't Hollywood. Things don't always look pretty when we're at a structure fire and a brother or sister firefighter has been trapped. This is what you're going to see on a fire ground. We're not trying to cut an edit things
  9. Removing a Down Firefighter Using a Hoseline

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    Mon, 4 Feb 2013

    rescue of an unconscious, and conscious firefighter with the hose. And an unconscious, and conscious firefighter with rope. As we learned in past training ..... line. In this instance, the downed firefighter is unconscious so a rescuer needs

    Firefighter found at 0:30, 1:25, 3:17

    we're gonna be performing a sub-floor rescue of an unconscious, and conscious firefighter with the hose. And an unconscious, and conscious firefighter with rope. As we learned in past training minutes the ability to take doors off hinges. Today we're gonna utilize those doors to go around the hole, to disburse the weight of our rescuers over a possibly degregated floor assembly. Let's watch the firefighters achieve the rescue via the hose line. In this instance, the downed firefighter is unconscious so a rescuer needs. Needs to be lowered into the hole. Utilizing minimal equipment, a bite is created in the
    beneficial to place the hose around the armpit level of the unconscious firefighter to allow the most slimmest fit through the hole. Also securing the hose above the air pack will eliminate an unwanted space
    rescue of our victim, and our rescuer. In this instance, the down firefighter is unconscious, so a rescuer needs to be lowered down into the hole as well. The rescuer is lowered into the hole
  10. Tips for Firefighter Removal

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    Mon, 7 Mar 2011

    many previous segments, we've shown firefighter removals. Today we're just gonna ..... and how to use the SCBA to remove a firefighter . Remember, there's numerous ways ..... want to approach this before we drag a firefighter . The number one thing we want to do

    Firefighter found at 0:28, 1:51, 4:34

    to this segment of training minutes. In many previous segments, we've shown firefighter removals. Today we're just gonna show you a couple quick tips on using some tools and how to use the SCBA to remove a firefighter . Remember, there's numerous ways that we want to approach this before we drag a firefighter . The number one thing we want to do is we always want to make this convert into a harness so we don't drag the mask off the firefighter . One of the techniques I like is lifting the leg up, coming in, I'm able to check his air, his regulator on his face piece, and I can come right to his waist strap, and I can release it. With my leg up. I can just release the strap and come in. [BLANK_AUDIO] And snap. I'm working right here, there's no twisting and rolling the firefighter around. Now, as I come down, many times we wanna drag, we wanna pull. We're all wearing SCBAs. We take our waistband,
    t use our legs and back muscles and we can drag this firefighter if we have to move him. Some guys put their hands here, some you can just see you're using your SCBA to pull a firefighter . Another quick tip of removing a firefighter is using your flashlight. We're going to use a seat belt. Of the flashlight to drag this firefighter . We are going to make a choker hedge. We're going to go underneath the shoulder strap, with a flashlight, and make a loop. We'll insert the flashlight and we'll just come down, and it will be tight. This is going to give us some room to pull. We'll get away, we could pull the firefighter , and then we can remove him. [SOUND] The next technique we're gonna show you is how to use two hooks to lift a firefighter . Remember, we wouldn't wanna use this technique if a firefighter has a serious spinal or back injury. This is if a firefighter that goes down, and we have to remove 'em quickly. Using two hooks is gonna speed up the evolution. Yes, we should be calling in may day for a firefighter down, getting stokes basket, or a back board, but there's situations where we can't, we don't have time. So we're going to use two hooks to lift the firefighter . The first hook is going to come in. I'm going to take the **** end of the hook, and we're going to slide it underneath the shoulder strap. [noise] it really doesn't matter which way we go in, but it's better to come from the outside and go in, and we run it along his body. Next we're going to come underneath his waist band, we're going to slide it down along the firefighter , about that level there, yes we have to be careful using the head of the hook by his face. It's a little bit dangerous, but we have to remove this firefighter . The next hook, in some situations we may have to roll the firefighter here. It's gonna come in, even if we have to loosen up the shoulder strap, we have to get that [UNKNOWN]. We'll go down and we'll also run it. Can come back, we can tighten up. Tighten up. Sometimes we don't have enough material to tie. That's okay. Now if we're gonna lift this firefighter up, we'd only be supporting his upper body. His legs would belly out, we'd be dragging them across the ground. So what
    This is for a quick removal when we have to get the firefighter out using normal hand tools. I'm Mike Champo. Thanks for watching this segment of Training Minutes.