October is alway a busy month with fire prevention activities, so here are a few topics to get your training geared back up. Ultimately, we have to expect fire, expect entrapments, and expect to break stuff. There are a bunch of links throughout this post to help with a company drill or table top discussion.
This is also the last week for the Before The Snow Flies Giveaway. Be sure to get entered for the Mini Fire Cam HD. It’s fast and simple to enter.
We had a pretty good barn burner a little while back. As most barns, they are off the road and water supply is a challenge regardless of a long lay or a water shuttle. Think about the scenarios in your jurisdiction that fall into this category. What is your plan?
Check out Chris Huston’s presentation on LONG DRIVEWAY SOLUTIONS. Be patient, the presentation may take a few minutes to load. Other training modules from Chirs and John Schafer can be found on the new site Fire Training Toolbox.
Fish Slicer Rescue?
You be the judge on this one after watching the video. The video is graphic. Andrew Brassard found this one and sent it out to an email group. Think about how you would proceed with freeing the victims hand. After watching the video you will realize the technique they used is not a very good one. Many times in machinery rescue, reversing the mechanism is not recommended.
Click HERE for the video.
For more on machinery rescue, check out a post from a while back, HERE.
During a routine call the other day, we stumbled upon a door that is a bit more fortified than most. It had a slide bolt, dead bolt, panic hardware, and a drop bar. Review your procedures for forcing these locks. Don’t be overwhelmed with the thought of 4 locks on one door. It’s just 1 lock 4 times. Blow it open.
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