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County and local firefighters participated in 32 hours of Heavy Rescue Training to help prepare them to handle the types of crashes that can happen.


Firefighters participate



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Heavy Rescue Training Now the Journey begins



Many of the calls that firefighters respond to stabilization and lifting operations, and patient
involve large transport rigs and industrial loads. care. Scenarios included victims being trapped
These range from single-vehicle accidents to under heavy equipment to lifting a truck off a
multiple-vehicle pileups. By working with the passenger vehicle.
wide range of tools available, and go over This course was also a pilot for the Fire
various scenarios, firefighters are better prepared Commissioners Office to certify firefighters to
to handle the types of crashes that can happen, in the NFPA 1006 standard for Technical Rescuer
all sorts of weather conditions, at any time of the professional qualification in vehicle rescue
day. operations. The specialized rescue equipment
Over two weekends in June, sixteen included an assortment of cutting and prying
participants (twelve firefighters from Yellowhead tools, specialized heavy lifting bags powered by Love Mom
County and four from other municipal fire simple air pressure that can lift upwards of 80
departments) went through a range of potential tons, and other extrication and stabilization tools.
scenarios they could encounter in a motor This was the first program held for
vehicle incident. In addition to learning how to international accreditation in Alberta with
use the equipment as part of a team, participants logistical support from Para-tech Rescue West Central Safety Inc.
also gained knowledge about different rescue Equipment, Guillevin International, and Superior Safety Consulting & Training
theories and practices. Students were trained in Towing. MICHELLE LOUTH
heavy truck extrication, machinery rescue, 403-507-3408
wcsi@hotmail.ca





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potential scenarios they could encounter in a motor vehicle incident recently.
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