Sunday, April 08, 2007


Firefighters from various communities came Saturday morning for a vehicle extrication class on Oberlin-Elyria Road in Carlisle Township.

The Lorain County Fire Chief’s Association has a state charter to teach, so the instructors in Lorain County, which are Chiefs and Firefighters from the county, taught the class.

Today’s lesson consisted of vehicle construction, techniques of removing doors, stabilization, and patient care. Carlisle Township Fire Chief Russ Gardner said that training the firemen how to provide patient care during extrication is very important. “You just can’t pull someone out of a car. How to properly remove a victim from a car without compromising their condition further, they are already traumatized by the incident, so you want to do the best you can to get them out of that vehicle. You basically have to open the vehicle up, remove the vehicle around the victim.”

The 8 hours spent Saturday morning working on the vehicles concludes the classes 12 hours. The Firefighters spent 4 hours of classroom time earlier. Chief Gardner spoke about why they train as much as they do. “These Firefighters want to learn so that when they arrive at a crash scene they can provide the best possible care to the victims.”
Photos courtsey of Carlisle Township Fire Department
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Anonymous jlmotorsports said...

THANK YOU to Sugar Ridge Auto Wrecking for providing the vehicles and a place to "work" on them. They also provided lunch and a warm place to eat it.
James Rader, Chief
LaGrane Fire & Rescue

8:02 PM  

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