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Islip Town Firefighters Museum Hosts Man Vs Machine Training

By JOHN WALTHERS, Senior Correspondent | May 29, 2021 | NEW YORK

Story No. 052921100

Central Islip NY- on a recent day in May the Islip Town Firefighters Museum played host to a very valuable training for members of the fire service. Instructors From PL Vulcan visited the museum to host 2 sessions (Morning and Afternoon) on Man Vs Machine Training. This training consisted of multiple stations that were set up of you guessed it different scenarios where a person may be caught against, in or under a “Machine”. The stations varied widely from items such as a person being stuck under a car or in a swing or just having rings stuck on the finger to the gorier types of things like a impalement on a fence or even hands/ arms stuck in various types of machinery like meat grinders and other industrial types of equipment. The instructors from PL Vulcan did not just lecture they talked to the firefighters and listened to some of their ideas about how to tackle each scenario and also gave valuable feedback when each evolution was completed. By the end of the day approximately 60 firefighters had gained valuable training knowledge that they will be able to bring back to their departments and not only put to use themselves but potentially show their fellow firefighters and officers.

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