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Man vs. Machinery

Monday, April 15
HOT 4 Hour
Technical Rescue

Man vs. machinery incidents occur across the country. They may involve a person stuck in some sort of industrial machinery or be as routine as a ring stuck on a victim's finger. This program will introduce students to tools and methods that have been proven to be effective in rescuing victims. The pros and cons of various tactics will be discussed and implemented. Students will participate in multiple scenarios including ring removals, swing removals, fence impalements, a hand caught in a meat grinder, a person under a vehicle, torch operations, and industrial machinery entrapments.

PPE Required: Lightweight rescue gear or jumpsuit, helmet, gloves, safety toe boots, eye protection.

*Eligible for CEH/CAPCE Credit

Mark Gregory, Battalion Chief, FDNY - New York City Fire Department