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Chesterfield Technical Rescue crews hone their skills

By BECKY ROBINETTE WRIGHT, Senior Correspondent | November 08, 2020 | VIRGINIA

Story No. 110820103

In October, the Chesterfield Fire & EMS Technical Rescue Team, as well as Truck Companies 7 (Clover Hill) and 9 (Buford), completed a training drill on the topic of heavy vehicle stabilization and extrication. Fire officials said this discipline specifically deals with collisions involving large vehicles such as tractor-trailers, dump trucks, and cement mixers. Officials say that in Chesterfield County these types of vehicles travel the roadways everyday. If a crash and/or entrapment does occur, Chesterfield Technical Rescue will be ready. The fastest method involves using a heavy wrecker, called a rotator, to lift the large truck. The rotator for this drill was provided by Eagle Towing of Midlothian, VA. Additionally, Eagle Towing provided the site and vehicles for this specialized training.

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