Thursday, August 14, 2014

Spotlight on TFD training - vehicle extrication.

The most frequent type of incident TFD’s technical rescue team responds to is vehicle extrication. Firefighters from “D” shift spent the morning training with the tools and techniques needed to conduct these critical operations.

“Safely and rapidly removing occupants trapped in vehicles is the goal in these high-risk situations,” said instructor Captain Todd Magliocca. “This is especially true when the occupants have been significantly injured and are in need of immediate medical attention.” 

All TFD ladder companies carry extrication tools, in addition to the Department’s cross-staffed Technical Rescue unit.