Oxford Fire-EMS extrication training
May 19, 2023 | MASSACHUSETTS ROGER LAMBERT, Correspondent
Photo by Capt RDL2022 Pierce Oxford Fire-EMS Squad 1
Photo by Capt RDLOxford firefighters train on extrication techniques
Photo by Capt RDLOxford firefighters train on stabilization techniques
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Firefighters from Oxford Fire-EMS spent multiple nights training on stabilization techniques including the use of different cribbing, Paratech strut, and high pressure air bags configurations. Firefighters also trained on the use of hydraulic spreaders, cutters, and electric hand tools, to extricate simulated victims in various training scenarions. Pictured is Oxford Fire-EMS Squad 1 which is dispatched out of Fire Headquarters. Squad 1 is a Pierce PCU with 1500 GPM pump, and 100 gallons of water.