Confined Space Awareness for Police Officers

Earlier this week we posted tips for confined space rescue professionals. What about first responders that do not have any confined space training? Police officers are routinely the first-arriving responders at confined space incidents, even prior to EMS and the fire department. It is...

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Tips for the Confined Space Rescue Professional

As a first responder and technical rescue instructor, confined space rescue is one of the scariest rescue disciplines that I teach. Many confined space fatalities were “would be” rescuers, meaning they entered a confined space to do well but instead became victims themselves. Even though I...

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Anniversary of a Water Rescue Near Miss

Thirteen years ago on April 17, 2007, two fire fighters were seriously injured while conducting water rescue training. The near miss occurred when they were practicing a two-boat tether rescue technique downstream of a low-head dam. Both boats being used in the evolution eventually crossed the...

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