Fire instructor Paul DeBartolomeo relayed a positive outcome for Yonkers (NY) firefighters responding to a recent vehicle incident.
On July 21, 2020, young girl who was riding her bike was struck and pinned beneath a vehicle. Crews were able to quickly extricate her using hydraulic extrication tools in conjunction with the TL-9 Stabilizer, a piece of equipment the department recently placed in service for these types of incidents. The 10-year-old girl was rescued and sustained only minor injuries, according to the Yonkers Uniformed Fire Officers Association’s Facebook page.
The device seen supporting the hydraulic spreader is the TL-9 Stabilizer from T & J Rescue Enterprises LLC. It was specifically designed for this application to enhance speed and efficiency while maintaining stabilization of the tool throughout the operation.