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RIT: Lifting Operation

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Mon, 17 Aug 2009|

In this rapid intervention video, Jim Crawford shows how to use air bags and cribbing to lift debris off a trapped downed firefighter.

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He. Welcome -- -- minutes on Jan Crawford assistant fire chief Pittsburgh you're far. This episode we're gonna talk about lifting operation using high pressure bags were on fire fire some that they actually think about initially is -- the -- We did not want to stand on top debris -- Reason being used in building construction we use nails. If this happened to be on top of the victim whether it be above -- heart or over its faith. And we still don't -- this debris we can actually driving nails into the victim. Next thing we need to think about is pre connecting our air bags. It would be the very difficult to bring the air bags into a smoke alarm and try to connect hose lines of please connect them on the outside environment and during the man. We should always have a person in charge the -- officer should be only one calling the shots. We should always shore the look just like -- rescue -- -- we need to shore the load in the buildings as well who need to make sure we bring in lots of crew. We also need to think about using alternative lifting devices if the far conditions are so severe that there's hiking here. That could potentially damage the airbag system. We need to be able to use hydraulic tools. Possibly -- four jacks or bottle yet. Actually think about our -- We're going to be using box creative and also wedges. Next we need to think about the lifting operation. We need to think about the pivot points when we left with air bags the offices and -- equal reaction so we can potentially lift the load. And drive it into the victim. Next we need to think about using always to -- -- if we use one air bag with the lift we can max the bag out. -- potentially have to stop the rescue operation to replace bags and perform live. What we're going to do in this list we're gonna actually. -- on either and shore them load up we're going to place our air bags next to the victims that we do our live. We sure -- we lit. Then we get to the point where the -- -- the victim we will be able to remove or air -- giving us room to pull the victim Marie. Now I'm going to have the rescue team come into the room and demonstrate forty. At this point the second wrap of action. Doctor -- the application you can see the patient stories that are set to -- that would by the first thing. If you could see carrying all your equipment in -- clothes basket to be beneficial it gets a lot of equipment. At one time and you can use those baskets were -- The rescue team is gonna start to -- the load. To make sure that below -- not sit on the -- first. Box tributes being built on the right side of the world. Make sure that when you -- the quake the second half the wedges -- To make sure they're tight against the load. If you notice. One person in charge -- officers giving all of the man. From -- the air -- system has been -- connected on the outside and brought him. The box privilege -- being built on the -- envelope here. Pretty. The air bags are being. Place -- the victim. -- the rescue operation. Going on the -- officer what. He could check on the patients and make sure that you still -- What's -- stabilize the airbag operation began. Reluctant to color -- those -- on the air bag you can actually control which -- -- the list. In this case we have a red and blue line. All the roads being lifted you to make sure we watched the watch the victim is that the extricated from -- -- the load. Need to make sure that we do not go underneath the -- we leave our equipment in place. -- leave the building. This is an example of using alternative lifting device in this case for using the manual hydraulic tool. The reason why didn't want to use this type of -- is because there would not be enough room for air bags. Remember these important lifting operation -- on Jan Crawford thank you for watching trend.

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