In this “Homegrown” Training Minutes video, Mark Gregory, Jim Sandas, and other members of PL Vulcan continue their look at operational details for rescuing a victim with an extremity trapped in an auger.
Mark Gregory and company from PL Vulcan Fire Training Concepts review a training prop to train firefighters on removing a victim whose limb has become entrapped in an auger.
Elevators, trains, and automobiles transport millions daily and are examples of “moving” machinery that are usually occupied with numerous passengers. The fire service must start identifying any machine that is passenger occupied and moving as “transportation” machinery, including elevators, escalators, passenger trains, and light rail. Working around occupied “moving” machinery presents various hazards to firefighters, especially since it’s the fire department that is first summoned during an emergency. We can no longer rely just on the experienced company officers and rescue personnel to recognize the dangers associated with these types of machines.
Techniques for rescuing victims trapped under vehicles.
These new, popular toys have become the latest removal hazard that firefighters are facing.
On the evening of Thursday, February 1st, the Cincinnati (OH) Fire Department responded to a motor vehicle accident with reported injuries. Members used skills they learned in a P.L. Vulcan Training Concepts class to help free a pinned victim.