Initial Engine Company Operations. Technical Rescue Incidents. Confined Space. Trench collapse. Structural collapse. High angle rescues. W. ater rescue. Ice rescue. Wide area search. HazMat. . Vehicle extrications. ID: 388052
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Initial Engine Company OperationsSlide2
Technical Rescue Incidents
Confined SpaceTrench collapseStructural collapseHigh angle rescuesWater rescueIce rescueWide area searchHazMat Vehicle extricationsFarm rescueSlide3
What is a Confined Space?
Large enough that a person can enter and preform workLimited means of entry or exitTanks, vessels, silos, storage bins, vaults, pits, tunnels, sewers, manholes, storm drains, empty swimming poolLimited ventilationLimited lightingSlide4Slide5
Things we can plan for
Hazard IdentificationWhere are potential locations in your first and second due run-box for a technical rescue event to occur?Slide6
Before you leave the station…
Have the appropriate PPE for these eventsBunker gear is not idealMake sure you have a good pair of leather bootsSlide7
Radio ReportArrive on sceneDescribe the problemAssume CommandAll units Level 1 stageAssign a tactical channelSlide8
“Columbia, 360 complete…Give CAN ReportAnnounce Command Post locationDeclare incident strategy”Slide9
Secondary Size-up CAN Report
Secure reporting party, witnesses, foreman, etc.
Patient count, condition and location
What are you working on?
Securing machinery, stopping bystander rescue, establishing perimeters, etc.
Take Command of the eventThink with your head, not your heartIdentify the type of event you are atSize-up (Situational Assessment)PrimarySecondary
Technical Rescue BenchmarksSlide11
Stabilize the problem!Maintain personnel accountabilityEstablish Hot, Warm and Cold zonesPosition at a minimum 150 feet away
Technical Rescue BenchmarksSlide12
Focus on information gatheringSecure the witnesses or reporting partyStop any bystander rescue attempts
Technical Rescue BenchmarksSlide13
Identify scene hazardsDetermine need for additional resourcesLocation, number and condition of victimsSurvival profile
Technical Rescue BenchmarksSlide14
Establish an equipment cacheControl trafficIdentify and group personnel based on qualificationsAssign Safety Officer
Technical Rescue BenchmarksSlide15
HOTTechnician Level personnelWARMOperations Level personnelTool/equipment stagingCOLDCommand PostApparatus stagingRehabSlide16
Determine based on the event what your equipment needs areRopeLock-out Tag-outPPV FanHand ToolsAC Hotsick4 gas meterLightsSlide17
Request S510These are time and labor intensive eventsSlide18
Who’s coming with you?Slide19
2 Engines1 Tanker1 Rescue Squad2 AmbulancesHM514AIR1567 deaths per year (Confined Space)60% are of would be rescuers
Confined Space, Structural Collapse, Trench RescueSlide20
1 Engine1 Squad2 Ambulances2 Boats
2 Engines1 Rescue Squad1 AmbulanceSlide22
Trench Collapse Hazard Control
Establish Hot, Warm and Cold ZonesShut down all heavy equipmentVentilate the trench with PPV fanShut down utilitiesDo not enter the trenchSlide23
Confined Space Hazard Control
Establish Hot, Warm and Cold ZonesShut down all equipmentOpen any additional openingsVentilate the space with PPV fanShut down utilitiesDo not enter the confined spaceSlide24