With an extra Tuesday this month, we used the night to kick off our “scenario based training”. These nights we will use all of the skills that we learn or refresh on regular training nights and combine them into a drill. Tonight it was an environmental rescue with a victim pinned under a tree.
On these nights, the crews are expected to size up, come up with a plan and equipment needs and then execute the rescue (or whatever we are doing). Tonight, we used multiple tools and pieces of equipment to free the victim. Hydraulic spreaders, air bags, a Halligan bar, a roof ladder, chain hoist and some other tools were used.