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East Great Plain Training on Vehicle Lifting & Stabilization

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NORWICH, CT - On Saturday, June 4th, East Great Plain Vol. Fire Co. members spent the day training on their vehicle lifting and stabilization equipment, conducted by CT Custom Fire Training. Prior to the hands-on portion of the training, there was a classroom session that went over the equipment, various types of lifting and stabilizing, and general safety while setting up and taking down the different type systems. Instructors spent the day along with members going through different scenario based incidents utilizing our air bags, res q jacks, paratech rescue struts and paratech maxi force bag. The scenarios were set up to simulate an actual incident where a person was trapped under/in a car, or in between two vehicles that we could respond to. The instructors brought their knowledge and expertise of this equipment to the training that helped the members understand how the equipment works, sets up, the capabilities and limitations with the equipment, as well as all the safety factors. The fire department thanks CT Custom Fire training and would also like to thank Raymonds Auto LLC in North Franklin, CT for allowing us to use their facility and setting up the different scenarios with various vehicles along with the instructors.

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KEITH MILTONCorrespondent

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