Extrication Work Possible With Engine Company Tools

Issue 11 and Volume 127.

Extrication Work Possible With Engine Company Tools DEPARTMENTS The Volunteers Corner Great progress in the development of rescue tools has been made during the last few years and the result, as far as highway crashes are concerned, has been quicker and more efficient extrication of victims. As hydraulic, air-powered and gasolinepowered rescue tools become standard equipment in more and more fire departments, we learn to depend on them, which is as it should be. But what about the engine company that is the first fire department unit at highway crash? Must it wait for a rescue company or ladder company with specialized tools? In learning to depend on the virtues of the new rescue tools, we may tend to overlook the fact that a good deal of rescue work can be done with tools that are part of the standard equipment of an engine company. With these ordinary tools, work…

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