At approximately 1452 hours on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, Warren (MI) Fire Department Quint 1 and Squad 1 were dispatched to a reported person trapped in a trench. See photos from the scene by Dennis Walus.
Eric Grootendorst explains the benefits of maximizing the skills of your department’s technical rescue team.
Scott Larsen urges fire departments to train for responding to the many specialized emergencies that can arise in the agricultural arena. He describes the conditions responders will face in two of them: a tractor rollover and grain engulfment.
At an incident scene, search dogs can more quickly and efficiently detect victims and clear an area than human rescuers can.
Jeremy Rifflard explains how these rope rescue systems make operations easier and safer. He describes how to construct hauling systems with a mechanical advantage ranging from 1:1 to 5.1.
The authors describe the challenges, hazards, successes, and lessons learned involved in rescuing four workers from a gravel pit.
Anderson Rescue Solutions LLC’s Multi-Loop Rescue Strap is ideal for rescuers needing to make a quick grab in high-strerss environments.
Ron Kanterman shows you how to train all day and every day—no matter your department’s location—by building an indoor training prop.
Petzl, the leader in solution-based verticality and lighting equipment, will host the North American event in the 2018 RopeTrip Series at the state-of-the-art Petzl Technical Institute (PTI), February 12-16, 2018.
In this Training Minutes video, Paul DeBartolomeo and company demonstrate a method for rescuing a down firefighter who has fallen through the floor.