With an appreciation for what NFPA 1936 is and the clear understanding of the new metals and construction techniques of TODAY’S (not circa 1970s-1990s junkyard) vehicles, you will be armed and equipped to “own your rescue tool demos” and make the best purchase for your department.
Rescue and extrication, like all other aspects of the job, have become more complex and specialized because of the changing work environment and new methods to improve efficiencies and effectiveness.
Think about the basic colors on your TI display screen. You have “white is hot,” “black is cold,” and “shades of gray” for everything else. Using a TI for conducting patient assessment should take you only a couple of minutes, which can aid in possible treatment.
The more you use the TIC during training, the more proficient you will become.
We’ve added lithium-ion battery fires and the accessibility problem of where these batteries are located in electric cars, more than 300 pounds of added combustible metals to new vehicles, and this wonderful new challenge of lithium-ion battery smoke. It is imperative that you do your homework and learn as much about these issues as you can.
Understand how you can use a TIC during a wildfire response; then practice with it on a regular basis to improve your personal safety as well as your team’s effectiveness.
BRM’s safety webbing and tapes are ideal for applications requiring flame and heat resistance high tenacity, and abrasion resistance.
The R 422E2 Ram has sharp claws at both ends that provide gripping power and rotate 360 degrees for use in complicated rescues.
Using a ladder wasn’t ideal because of the patient’s limited mobility and carrying the patient on a backboard would be strenuous on his team and traumatic for the patient.
The HERODrag is a foldable, compact, self-contained drag rescue device that can be carried with the shoulder bag or inside the coat or cargo pocket of a firefighter’s personal protective equipment.