Filming Training Minutes: Paul DeBartolomeo and Lifting Operations

Paul DeBartolomeo and company demonstrate a new training evolution for extrication a patient trapped under a car.

Fire Engineering Executive Editor Diane Rothschild checked in from Connecticut where she was observing the filming of a new series of Training Minutes videos slated to debut this fall.

The videos feature Paul DeBartolomeo and his crew demonstrating techniques for removing trapped patients from automobile emergencies. They are being filmed by Coolwater Multimedia.

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Paul has appeared in previous seasons of Training Minutes providing tips on air bag use. You can see some of his videos embedded below, or go HERE.

 

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Paul DeBartolomeo demonstrates building a box crib to be used in conjunction with an air bag.

 

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Paul DeBartolomeo shows the various components of airbag systems and how to test the setup before use.

 

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Paul DeBartolomeo demonstrates a single point lift, in which air bags are placed in a single location beneath the object to be lifted.

 

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Firefighter Paul DeBartolomeo of the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) shows a setup for efficiently transporting air bags on the fireground.

 

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Paul DeBartolomeo demonstrates how to use air bags to free a victim who has been trapped between a car and the back end of a tractor trailer.

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Paul DeBartolomeo demonstrates how to use air bags to free a victim trapped under the front end of a vehicle.

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