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As you see this was an unusually warm day in April. This evening we went to the UFA gas station and Noble Central School to practice. We did set up the engine and practiced connecting to the hydrants, hose evolution, pumping, etc. ...
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Tonight we practiced a vehicle extrication scenario. This scenario consisted of a three vehicle MVC with two patients, possibly more. As you see did our Training Officers create a challenging scenario with vehicles on top of each other. One of the patients was in the bottom car. Vehicle stabilization is very important, especially in cases like this. The vehicles must all remain in place during extrication. A Kodiak Bar is a very helpful tool to achieve this. This is a telescopic bar which can be placed to support a vehicle. the strap at the bottom of the bar has to be connected to the vehicle as well so that a very strong triangular support is created. One of the Captains giving instructions After everything is properly stabilized, extrication can begin. We use a wide variety of tools, including this reciprocating saw. The person on the right is protecting the safety of the...
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Tonight we focused on patient removal. Making sure that the neck and spine don't move is extremely important. As you see the patients wear a cervical collar to keep the neck straight. To remove the patient from the vehicle we sometimes use a device called a 'Ked Extrication Device'. This is a board with several straps to ensure that the back and head stay straight during patient removal. ...
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