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Man vs. Machinery: Impalement

Tue, 6 Nov 2012|

Pat Nichols and Mark Gregory show methods for distentagling a victim impaled on a piece of rebar at a construction site and review concerns rescuers need to address when performing the rescue.



Welcome to fire engineering stream it Amare Gregory global -- -- Today we did discuss -- -- here we have a construction site we have a worker is held on a section of Reebok. -- you want to think about you've -- safety. Coming into the scene where I'm accurate taper -- as the rescuers. -- Baghdad if anything that we could shut down. Or wave particularly -- discuss today is the actual decent title of the victim removing this victim Brohm -- -- -- What tools choice that we have today that we'd like to use our right is -- band. The beauty with a band saw it that it's gotten middle vibration. With the blade and minimal heat that gives off. So we're gonna be able to cut as close as we -- to this victim without causing any further injuries particularly internal injuries. If you attempted to users -- reciprocating saw a rescue caught our. Or something of the like the probably you're running to -- every time that you caught all the here you perform any sort of action. It's gonna -- great. Inside the victim -- further internal injuries. The pat. Witness specifically concentrate like to say don't do need this entanglement portion. As far as -- -- here we have a backboard Colorado a victim of providing stabilization. It's going to be key for pat to let me know. How far he's -- getting it we just cut the reason I need to know. The load is gonna be transfered from the sector -- -- -- -- paled into the victim to me. That would have you set. -- minimal amount of noise. The psychological aspect of the -- it's a bad. Got the patient now supported. -- get the backboard behind -- patient are right. Bring a patient -- the side he's going to be -- lateral we come to position. Something that we have to consider depending on how far. The -- is actually sticking out of the back of the victim is without back what we may need to modify back -- drill -- throw it something that we can get the patient -- Firmly put onto the back -- it. That's also got -- tape measure. -- -- -- -- rescue several things that we have to think about it transportation. Gaining a victim into the back of the ambulance. If we're gonna be transporting them any lateral recovered position all we gonna be able to transport them on a stretcher. If not company we have to consider is removing the stretcher out of the back of the ambulance removing the hardware that holds -- stretcher. -- sliding the victim right onto the floor of the ambulance itself. The other thing is the opening. Depending on if we had a launch a section of -- -- -- the victim may not be able to be transported into the ambulance with a large section of rebar that's gonna dictate. How far the cut -- be to be able to make. Another thing that we have to think about is -- egress. From the work -- area trade between the victim in the position all we gonna have to go through fences a tight areas that they could be -- by the section -- -- In -- evolution what we're gonna attempt to do now is when he used the torch team -- -- -- victim from the section Reebok. With the torch we know that would to have heat we have to think about the heat -- -- patient through the Reebok right causing further injuries to the victim's -- So in order to dissipate the heat what we've done here is we put some -- wrapped around this Reebok. We're also using. And I'd be lying in all -- -- gonna do is so -- bullets to help dissipate the heat. If we don't have an -- Got a two and a half -- can on the on the fire truck that we can use and that'll help. Once this is that once this has been -- down again we're gonna provide -- stabilization. And -- -- and abusing a -- steadily torch. He's gonna make -- -- here right. As much section is possible that we can -- we'd like to get that -- makes it a lot easier for transporting the victim to the hospital. -- -- -- Right we've got on -- PPE. That's got to goggles. We've got to -- blanket and place again protecting the victim the rest of their body. Now just to show you here. You could -- -- different CF did absolutely no heat right now. -- -- dissipating he very well with the goal is any ID solution. -- victim is -- stabilized. All right you can see how hot it is at the -- staff could not vote. We can -- with no problem whatsoever there's been no heat transfer it to the victim. We delay the victim down again in the -- -- come to position and transport them to hear from them. Thanks for watching fire -- for any minute I'm mark Gregory -- it.

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