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Discussion in 'Firefighter/EMS Talk' started by sfdfirefighter, Oct 27, 2005.


  1. sfdfirefighter

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    post pics of car wrecks here
     

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  2. sfdfirefighter

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    here is a pic of a wreck we had a few weeks ago
     

  3. oldstyle

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    Tour bus vs. about eight cars. Three trapped, two in an upsidedown Dodge utility, and a third in an Explorer. There was also a motorcycle under the bus...but it was being towed by the Dodge. Two fatalities...
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  4. MiamiE

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    great pics but nothing like we get in Miami. ;P
     
  5. sfdfirefighter

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    well post some pics, the dept i am with is just a small town dept
     
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  7. sfdfirefighter

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    do you like the stability jacks you use. my dept is looking in to buying them. i think we are getting the res q jak brand one of there reps came out and did a demo and we really liked them.
     
  8. MiamiE

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    i really cant say much about them as ive only used them once or twice but from what i see, they rock man, nothing worse than having a flipped car snap in half or fall on your crew. ;)
     
  9. ClydeG19

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    My dept has Nightmare Rescue Struts. We've used them in training and they worked well. As with any strut, you've got to use a chain or ratchet strap or something to tie down the bottom so it doesn't kick out. I attempted to use them once on a real crash but we didn't have enough room to deploy them.

    http://www.junkyarddogindustries.com/RescueStruts.asp

    They are made by a guy local to me, but I have no connections with him.
     
  10. sfdfirefighter

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    yeah thats the only thing that sucks is that you have to have room to use them. the Nightmare Rescue Struts are almost the same as the res q jak ones. what kind of hydraulic tools does you dept use?
     
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    Amkus.
     
  12. kyfirefreak

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    we use holmatro
     
  13. jonemtp

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    Garbagemen pinned
     
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    You mean the garbage man was pinned under his truck?
     
  17. jonemtp

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    Both were pinned.
     
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    Wow that is a bad one, did they make it?
     
  19. jonemtp

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    Yes they both lived, this call was back in October. I been in Fire/EMS for 11 years and this was probably the most challenging call I have ever done. I have seen and done some pretty crazy things and this call is probably tops. A book can be written about this call.
     
  20. Glock-A-Roo

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    Jon: what did you have to do regarding airway management? Any further info is appreciated (non-HIPAA, of course); it would be good to learn from this one.