|Vehicle Extrication Drill|
|By Asst. Chief Jeffery Daday|
|February 4, 2020|
Vehicle extrication and patient removal at auto accidents were the topics at the Department's weekly drill on Monday, February 3, 2020.
Working as a team, firefighters used hydraulic rescue tools to train on different techniques to remove a patient from a vehicle when the vehicle's doors are compromised. Using a hydraulic spreader (the "Jaws of Life") to force apart structural elements of the vehicle as well as a hydraulic cutter, firefighters worked through several simulated accidents on a vehicle donated for training purposes. The different scenarios required firefighters to remove the vehicle's doors and roof while maintaining a safe environment for firefighters and the simulated patients.