For this weeks training, the volunteers went over all of the cutting tools that we would use for extrications in any type of implement, machine, farm equipment etc. Members were able to use angle grinders, Dremel Tools, whizzer saws, sawzall’s, porta-bands and torches to cut tubing, pipe, rebar, rings etc. Several props were used to add a more realistic feel to the training. Most of these tools are used infrequently, but when needed, are used in low frequency, high risk events.
Next week, we will have “victims” trapped in various pieces of equipment that will need to be cut out and extricated.