Twenty-seven students from Co.11 (Temple), Co.10 (Goodwill-Hyde Park), Co.13 (Central-Laureldale), Co.42 (Cumru Twp.), and Co.49 (Swatara Twp./Dauphin County) completed a PA DOH Special Vehicle Rescue Technician training program on Saturday, March 30, 2013 with an 8 hour hands-on session held at V&M Towing were several different scenarios were staged to simulate real life incidents.
The students were divided into 2 teams and each team participated in multiple practical scenarios. These included using air bags to lift a 26000lb. bulldozer to extricate a patient; and stabilizing a box truck and 2 vehicles involved in a mva and extricate the patients, The teams were then brought together to go over V&M Towing’s equipment. Students were then given a practical scenario that gave them the chance to work with the “rotator” in a rescue scenario involving a bulk tank truck on top of a pick-up truck. The tractor trailer needed several different types of stabilization before the “rotator” arrived on scene to lift the tanker. The final station had a school bus involved. Teams rolled to roof and opened the sides and rear of the bus for better patient access and removal.
Many thanks to the students who all took away something from a great day of practical training.
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