Weekly Training - Patient Care and Extrication
By Glen Moore Fire Company
May 21, 2024

This week for training, crews learned about patient care and extrication techniques for when a patient is impaled with an object. Crews first practiced using different tools to cut a metal object (re-bar) to see which tool would be most effective and cause the least amount of movement with the object. Crews then practiced patient care and extrication techniques. The scenario was a driver trapped in a car after being impaled by an object. Crews received patient care instruction from EMT's Mary McCabe and Kat Strock. Crews then practiced various techniques using different tools to remove the patient from the vehicle.