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Monday Night Training: Impalement Extrication, Forcible Entry, and Using the K-12

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March 27, 2023
LFD Members participated in Monday night training that consisted of three practical stations: Impalement patient extrication, breaking locks with the K-12 saw, and timed forcible entry.
The juniors trained on hoses and hydrants, learning how to open a hydrant and connect to the Engine. Crews worked on a scenario of a subject impaled from a 5" steel rebar. Split into groups of four, they practiced setting up a hoisting system utilizing a ground ladder to assist with the patient's weight, cutting the section of rebar allowing for the safe removal of the victim, and then proceeding with patient packing while not disturbing the impaled area. In another practical, crews practiced using the K-12 saw to cut through locks. The last practical consisted of a timed forcible entry. Firefighters paired up and, as a team, were timed to quickly and effectively force open the door. In the end, the two teams who came the closest competed against each other while wearing a pack, getting off the truck, grabbing tools, and forcing the door all while being timed. Congratulations to firefighters Dylan and Gavin who won and received a Wawa gift card!

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REGINA JELSKICorrespondent

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