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Mon, 30 May 2011|

Paulie Capo and crew demonstrate lowering an injured firefighter in a multistory building with the corkscrew lowering method. Sponsored by Globe.

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[BLANK_AUDIO] [MUSIC] [SOUND]. Hello, I'm Paulie Capo and welcome to training minutes. In this segment we're going to be accomplishing the cork **** lower. When rescuing a firefighter in a multi story building, the rescue is not complete until the firefighter is out of the building getting advanced life support. Taking that firefighter to the stairwell or to a floor below may not be enough. In a multi-story building with a U-return staircase with a wellhole, a corkscrew lower can be accomplished. We're going to do this with the use of a stokes basket, as well as without one. First we will apply our friction device. In this case, we're using the rail of the stairs. In rapid intervention, using what you have at the time would be reality. In the event that a bridle is not accompanying the [UNKNOWN] basket, as is often the case when the [UNKNOWN] is used for [UNKNOWN]. A bridle bow can be tied. This should be tied prior to placing the member into it so that the head elevation can be just how you want it. Being that it is adjustable just as a bridle would be. [MUSIC] [MUSIC] After the head elevation is how you would like it, lock the [INAUDIBLE] in place. When done, the member is placed into the stokes. [MUSIC] [MUSIC] >> As the firefighter is lifted up, the load is taking up on the rope. The firefighters descend with the injured member as the ropes go down in to the well hole. Now we will accomplish a corkscrew lower in the absence of the ? ? ? The fire fighter will be packaged, if not already. And the rope will be connected right to our fire fighter. As the fire fighter gets lifted, the person controlling the descent will take up slack. When all the [UNKNOWN] is on the rope, the fire fighter will go down with the rescuers and of course, [UNKNOWN]. The firefighter is packaged if not already and the rope is applied. As the firefighter is lifted up, the load is taking up on the rope. The firefighters descend with the injured member as the ropes go down into the well hole. [MUSIC] [MUSIC] You just watched a corkscrew lower in a building with and without a Stokes basket. I'm Pauli Kappo, Bryan Schamborn, Dominic Breganti, Kevin O'Connor. On behalf of us all, we would like to thank our sponsor, Globe, for their dedication to firefighter safety and survival. We'd also like to thank Saint Petersburg College Fire Training Center. And thank you for watching another episode of Training Minutes. [MUSIC]

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