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Heavy-Wrecker Use in Vehicle Extrication

Tue, 14 Aug 2012|

Fishers (IN) Fire Department Battalion Chief Steve White is joined by Wayne Township (IN) Battalion Chief Todd Taylor and Kurt Connect of Zore's Inc. to discuss the use of heavy wreckers to free vehicles crushed by other vehicles. Sponsored by Holmatro.



Welcome the fire engineering training and it's I'm Steve -- the -- achieve with the pictures fire department. In this segment we're gonna expand on the functionality of utilizing heavy record. When a vehicle is trapped by much larger vehicle. To help us today we have -- -- the ties you for the Wayne township fire department and -- connect would stores incorporated. Today we're gonna talk about an incident that actually occurred in the fire district were standing in. We had a semi tractor trailer -- -- a passenger vehicle with -- people trapped inside the passenger vehicle. The picture that you're seeing now on the videotape. Is after the private -- recovery industry arrived on the scene the local fire department who worked for about an hour attempting to rescue the passenger. The bash who -- penned by the front -- from about mid testament dot. They attempted several -- -- several things to make that work. -- recovery industry arrived on the scene they were able to marry the front the year and the actual together. And then make the list in about five minutes and the patient now beaten by saying that with what we have set up here today is very similar to the patient you've seen. We have a 101000 pound from then on top of the the passenger vehicle. They're really not much of a way that we could make a lift. On this vehicle on the larger vehicle without making without changing the center of gravity on that. We have the heavy -- hooked up already. The changer in place and in this case from going to make the lift on it heavier vehicle and then we're going to use this match block that we have attached an affront -- -- On our heavy record actually pulled the vehicle out away from the heavier vehicles so we're not working underneath the load. When we call for this heavier anchor we call for our partners -- its -- recovery industry we have to make -- that we leave them enough room. As we've spoken last segment that's just like a ladder truck in the latter struck me is the front of the building the heavy record needs Friday incident. As a sixteen to eighteen foot footprint that he needs so when you call for them and -- that you leave enough room for them to be there. Also think ahead about what you're going to deal -- what. You have a plan. When they have -- wrecker operator gets there the rescue officer and have your -- operator. You can talk about what needs to be done and then the action area that you're going to be working in. As saying that there's a couple of things that we want to review. Obviously the most knowledgeable person we have with chains is going to be -- heavier wrecker operators the Soviet do you carry chains on your on your rescue trucks. As we look at our chains. We want to make sure -- things. First and foremost. A lot of us carry chains no longer care certification -- this certification tag is pretty important for us. Without this tag on there technically this chain is no longer -- rated change. The other thing that we want to discuss is that we're all carrying forged chains. All of our forged chains have -- Will difficult to tell in this one but that's well link on our Ford -- We cannot look. The throat on to the -- point -- on to have -- point. If we do that we've made the -- relatively weak we need to do is ensure that we hooked into the -- -- side. Once we do that. Then that gene -- So we are going to trainer we're going to need to do -- -- -- vehicle prior to the heavy record getting there. Insure that we -- on the opposite side of that fortunately. As we get ready to make this left. -- gonna get that up and as you see we have a -- block already set up for us. We -- -- make -- we leave that loose that there's no trip hazard. We've also short Jack the -- we can do that in the position that he's in to save our footprint if we have to. Kurt and I are ready to make the left. We made our change the total recovery operators as rigged the truck and -- the vehicle to be pulled out. Got our our remote controlled -- -- to make the left. As we did this we automation and everybody is out of the strike zone. The other advantage about having -- rotator here is that we have are snapped blocks set up -- -- out -- we can actually make that -- -- -- block can be set up to just about anything including a fire -- or any other vehicles on the scene of an incident. -- ready to make the left. The rescue officers talking with the its -- recovery operator. Going to make the left will go up about two or three feet just to get pressure off the vehicle and -- that happens we're gonna pull the vehicle out hurt your attic. Rescue -- talking with a -- recovery operator. Making -- -- heavier vehicle. You see the amount of weight is being lifted off of that vehicle actually raises the frame of that vehicle and now we can tighten up the chain on the other snatched block. And actually pull that vehicle away from the incidence. -- none of our rescuers are operating underneath a hazard area. And the vehicle is out from underneath the load. That -- -- can actually lowered back down and make this -- -- We can view the expectation on the vehicle itself. This makes are seen extremely safe. Now becomes nothing more than art our normal vehicle education that we would do on an everyday basis. 101000 times been lifted off the front of that. In the -- -- -- As we bring this segment to a close and hopefully were able to show some functionality and how wells heavy record in this system. During a big truck education. Would like to thank both Todd and -- for helping out this segment as -- -- -- for sponsoring this thing. I'm Steve -- thanks for watching things.

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