Thursday, September 14, 2017

Spotlight on Training - Trench Rescue

Firefighters on TFD’s Technical Rescue team are training on trench rescue operations. 

Objectives include using a "waler" system to protect an open space inside a trench, lifting a heavy object at the bottom of a trench, and working around obstacles to safely lift patients. 

“Trench rescue can be one of the most dangerous operations we respond to," said Captain Scott Nicholson. “Hands-on training helps our personnel be well equipped to save someone trapped and ensure firefighter safety during these high-risk operations.” 

TFD's Technical Rescue team is trained to conduct rope, trench, confined space, structural collapse and technical extrication in vehicle/machinery.