Monday, August 22, 2011

Regional Technical Rescue Drill - Day 1

The brothers from A Shift joined up with their counterparts from Roanoke City and Roanoke County for the first day of the Division 6 Technical Rescue Team Quarterly Drill.  The drill for this quarter is focused on trench rescue, with a twist.  The team members were presented with a construction worker that was operating a backhoe placing drain pipe, when he jumped off of the backhoe and into the trench to adjust the chain on a section of pipe.  A hydraulic failure occurred pinning the operator between the pipe and bucket of the backhoe.

The team was tasked with stabilizing the trench, and then the boom of the backhoe to be able to remove the victim.

As always, a day of good hard work,and brotherhood.  Stay tuned for tomorrow's report from the trenches

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