Fire Engineering Training Community

Where firefighters come to talk training

Brody
  • Male
  • Lubbock, TX
  • United States
Share on Facebook Share
  • Blog Posts
  • Discussions
  • Groups
  • Photos
  • Photo Albums
  • Videos
 

Brody's Page

Profile Information

Years of public service:
6
Agency structure:
Public safety (police-fire)

Comment Wall (2 comments)

You need to be a member of Fire Engineering Training Community to add comments!

Join Fire Engineering Training Community

At 12:27pm on February 22, 2010, Brad Hoff said…
I need you to update your profile with your full name. It's site policy, otherwise your account could be suspended.

Thanks
Admin
At 3:29pm on January 27, 2009, Mike Walker said…
A few things came into play on that one. First, the brothers from Lawton had only been trained to the Ops. Level and this was a 10-14 ft. deep, intersecting trench. The trench intersections were further complicated by the portion where the two parts of the "T" was widened to accomodate a Manhole cover, (Hope that makes sense). The second portion was LFD didn't have enough shoring material and needed help with more of that. They are very squared away people, it was just an extremely complicated operation. It had a shear wall collapse that pinned the victim to the floor of the trench horizontally (lieing down), only his head was visible when the operation started. The shear wall was basically a 16K dirt clod. Once we shored up the trench and as we attempted to dig the victim from under the clod, secondary collapses from the clod itself occured which meant we were continually having to build custom types of shores to accomodate the cavern that was being formed over the patient. Even though we were trying to dig under the victim and not disturbe the clod, these collapses were still occuring. Thankfully we had two good paramedics who were up on their Crush Syndrome protocols. The victim was alert and talking to us the entire time. As the clod continued to disentegrate we ended up using our dirt vac to expidite his removal. There were all sorts of other complications, such as he was lying face down, which meant if we put a C-Collar or Half-back on him, he couldn't breath, As we shored against the clod it would collapse back due to voids we couldn't see, etc. 14 hrs. and 45 minutes later we got him out. He lost a foot but he's alive.
 
 
 

Policy Page

CONTRIBUTORS NOTE

Our contributors' posts are not vetted by the Fire Engineering technical board, and reflect the views and opinions of the individual authors. Anyone is welcome to participate.

For vetted content, please go to www.fireengineering.com/archive/.

Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton
We are excited to have you participate in our discussions and interactive forums. Before you begin posting, please take a moment to read our policy page. -- Bobby Halton

Be Alert for Spam
We actively monitor the community for spam, however some does slip through. Please use common sense and caution when clicking links. If you suspect you've been hit by spam, e-mail peter.prochilo@clarionevents.com.

FE Podcasts


Check out the most recent episode and schedule of
UPCOMING PODCASTS

© 2021   Created by fireeng.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service