Photos from the rescue training class on Sunday 3/2/2014. Members took part in a Montgomery County Fire Academy Class that took place at Station 6. In the photos the crew learns the ins and outs of vehicle stabilization and cribbing, an important first step in any vehicle-rescue scenario. Once the vehicle is stabilized the extrication of the patient can be successfully carried out. Crews learn how to position cribbing on vehicles that aren’t always on solidly on their wheels. Firefighters who successfully complete the course are certified in vehicle rescue on a national standard. Photos by Robert Wilmot, Jr.
Flourtown Fire Company has the unique opportunity to train of abandon vehicles behind its fire house. Here the crew does some auto extrication exercises.