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Victim Removal from a Second Floor Window

Tue, 10 Aug 2010|

Joe Alvarez discusses how to apply the technique of removing a downed firefighter via a ground ladder to removing a civilian victim in a similar way.

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Welcome the training -- -- until Alvarez but it we're gonna talk about -- removal from second floor window. We've been trained in the past had to remove downed firefighters. Using a ground latter and using mechanical advantage -- attached to it. One of the most dangerous things to do is to remove a civilian. Data grounds latter. Not only is this dangerous to remove a civilian from second floor when they'll -- -- -- but also very manpower intensive. They were gonna do here is we're -- utilized the same technique that we would use to remove downed firefighter. And now we're gonna use that same technique removed a down civilian. Okay now we're going to be inside your start -- package up the -- Before we packed a patient our -- over how we're gonna -- the -- We're lifting a patient by utilizing. A 35 -- -- latter that's extended above the second floor window. We have a piece of have to change to person -- life line and a single terror -- Like Heidi and eight followed through on the top wrong. And then -- -- rope over the second rung of the -- we now need a mechanical advantage so we can safely lift. Okay now it's time to -- jerky and removed remember. The reason why we're doing is we cannot get the victim down interior stairwell from multiple reasons. One being hose lines firefighters -- the stairwell -- adverse conditions on the first floor that we cannot expect -- -- that area. So we're gonna bring them -- -- window. Now we're gonna packaged as patient using one -- tubular wedding and making -- Hortons. We're gonna do is we're gonna make a -- around the victim. And we're gonna let your arms up -- We're -- it's great. The first two portions. Across the midsection. We have to -- We're gonna let them down. Organ down the -- And we're -- polls. From the bottom up. Real -- now we have 100 aren't and one coming through -- -- legs. What we're gonna do. It would -- pull it together. Now we have large -- if we had to we could use this to drag the victim to the window. What we're gonna do now is to make this -- a full three point harness. I don't back over the victim's arms. Up over the shoulder Boeing's. Then. We're gonna take our mind. Hook it up. Make sure it secured. That -- to call for the hall. OK -- gotten a victim -- removal. What we're gonna with the firefighters that are underground you're gonna utilized the rope as a mechanical. Get picked up -- -- sell the fire. Are fighters are still inside are gonna assist the victim. I'd call -- As you can see the mechanical and it got the -- up very quickly. Firefighters are upstairs are are pushing a victim out the window while the rope is holding a victim in place. Everybody sat right now start to lower the victims. -- civilian by utilizing mechanical advantage. We can make bad but didn't come down as fast or slow as we want or need. I've been victim gets lowered the firefighters on the ground while -- and -- Laying it down flat so -- -- content to. We use -- simple ground -- And several as a mechanical advantage to lower a civilian from the second floor burning building. We use this type of technique on downed firefighters there's no reason why we cannot use not -- civilians. Thank you for watching three minutes and I'm -- well.

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