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Increasingly over the past few years, I have had some interesting discussions on various vehicle rescue topics which have centered on why we do what we do.  By this I mean, it seems that we have been “programmed” to do or not do certain things.  Unfortunately, this “programming” may or may not be helping us […]

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As some of you may be aware, there was a very large vehicle accident on Interstate 78 in Bethel Township, Lebanon County, PA this past Saturday (2/13/16).  Although this is not far from my home, I was not personally on the scene as I was called in to work in our State’s Emergency Operations Center. […]

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The Southeastern Extrication School gives students the opportunity to learn from nationally recognized instructors and take one of several rare training sessions. These training sessions concentrate on the fundamentals necessary to handle complex extrication scenes. The Darlington County Extrication Team is proud to announce the 8th Annual Southeastern Extrication School, March 12-13, 2016. Our goal […]

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This article provided by: Davis Hill, PSU PAgricultural Rescue Training Program Manager. September 29, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A recent death and serious injury resulting from gases inside a Lancaster County silo are grim reminders to those working and living on farms that gases produced during the fermentation process can be deadly, according to […]

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When was the last time your department used the tailboard on the apparatus? – No, I don’t mean riding the tailboard to calls – which in and of itself was an art. – I mean using the tailboard for training. Recently, I taught some evening classes with departments I work with regularly, and after the “formal” training […]

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