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Tips for Firefighter Removal

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Mon, 7 Mar 2011|

Mike Ciampo shares tips on using tools and managing the SCBA when removing a downed firefighter.


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I'm -- -- welcome this segment Truman's. And many previous segments regional fire -- -- removals. There was -- missionary couple quick tips -- using some tools and how to use the SE BA to -- a firefighter. Remember there's numerous ways that we want approaches before we drag a firefighter. The number one thing we wanna do is yours wanna make this converted into artists we don't drag the mask off the fire -- Part of techniques -- -- is -- leg up. Coming and I'm -- -- check is there is regulator on his face peace and I can come right to his waist strap. I can release. With my leg up are you just released distract. Her command. And snapped I'm working right here there's no twists -- role in a -- around. Now. -- -- come down. Many times we want to drag we want to pull. Were aware SED -- We take our ways parents. We're just release it. We come down. We really don't wanna go on the side with the face peace we don't want to -- -- his face -- underneath his other shoulder. And reconnect. Now we can come up in this position. Here's our legs are back muscles that we can drag this firefight. We have to moved some guys put their hands here. -- some you can just see you're using -- as CB amplifier. Another quick tip a removing a firefighters using your flashlight we're gonna use a seatbelt. Of the flashlight to drag this firefighter. -- -- choker. -- underneath the shoulder strap. With a flashlight. And make a little. When sort of flashlight. And soldiers come down and will be -- Who's gonna give -- some room poll we'll get away with -- -- firefighter who would you remove. The next second Rashard who -- how to use to of salute to firefighters. Remember we would want to use this technique of our present serious spinal -- back injury zoom 500 goes down at the removal quickly. Using two -- is gonna speed up the evolution. Yes we should be on a mayday for 500 down getting stokes -- -- backboard but there's situations where we can't we don't have time. So we're used who -- to lift the fire -- The first took who's gonna come and I think divide and -- the -- whereas slide it underneath the shoulder strap. It really doesn't matter which way we go when. But if it's. Better come from the outside and -- and -- along his body next we're gonna come underneath his waist -- we're gonna slide it down. Along the firefighter. About that level there. Yes we have been careful using that as it applies face it's -- little bit dangerous we had to remove this fire the next book. And some situations we may have to roll firefighter -- It's gonna come in. We have to loosen up to shoulder strap and argued to have fight. Will go down and also run it. Can come back we can tighten up tighten up sometimes we don't have enough material -- tie that's okay. Now we're gonna let this firefighter up we'd only be supporting his upper body his legs would belly out would be dragging them across the ground. So we like to do is we're gonna take the leg -- thrown up over and Florida -- Now he's in position to be lifted. It's real important that we lift together we -- get a back injury lunch or use our leg muscles. Ready 123 up. And -- can proceed with the removal. Remember this is just another technique to know important tool box. We don't wanna use this is the member has -- severe spinal we're back injury is for our quick removal of the firefighter out using normal hands. I'm Mike -- specialize in this segment trends.

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